||Los Marielitos, Then and Now
||Then and Now
||Steven Bauer's Introduction (2:37) -- Mariel Boat Lift (1:31) -- Former Castro Supporters (1:45) -- Political Repression (1:59) -- Military Service (2:24) -- Exiles' 1979 Return (1:46) -- Carlos (1:21) -- Rationing Cards (1:49) -- Peruvian Ambassador on Story's Beginning (1:33) -- Exodus Embarrasses Castro (2:55) -- Inside Embassy (2:34) -- Castro's Rhetoric against Emigrants (1:16) -- Protests and Violence (3:18) -- Forced to Protest (1:37) -- Visiting Family (2:15) -- Caravan to Mariel (3:11) -- Government Organization of Departures (1:32) -- Justifying Decision to Leave (1:56) -- Camp for Anti-Revolutionaries (2:23) -- Conditions at El Mosquito (1:56) -- Port of Mariel (2:23) -- Boarding Ships (2:38) -- Dangers at Sea (1:52) -- Experiences at Sea (1:42) -- Sources of Hope (1:03) -- Reaching America (2:19) -- American Help (2:04) -- Military Camps in America (2:21) -- Reuniting in Cuba (3:12) -- Visiting Old House (2:30) -- Childhood Friends (1:55) -- Friends' Feelings about Departure (1:16) -- Stereotypes and Hostility in U.S. (1:12) -- Value of Freedom in America (1:49) -- Feelings About Move to America (1:28) -- Ambivalence About Identity (3:07) -- Where They Are Now (1:24) -- Credits: Voices from Mariel: Los Marielitos, Then and Now (3:12)
||In 1980, five people in need of political asylum crashed a bus through the gates of the Peruvian embassy in Havana, where they were quickly joined by more than 10,000 additional asylum-seekers. Fearing a coup, Fidel Castro proclaimed that any Cuban who wished to emigrate to the United States could board a boat at the nearby port of Mariel and leave. Over the next few months, nearly 125,000 people fled the country in hundreds of boats, including convicts and homeless people forced to go along as well - Castro's "parting gift" to the emigrants and America. Told through the previously unrecorded stories of ten Cuban-American families, Voices from Mariel examines the legacy of Los Marielitos and considers where that short but dangerous trip across the Straits of Florida has taken them in the decades since the Mariel boatlift.
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|Interest grade level
||6 & up.
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|Language||Portions with English subtitles.|
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|Publisher number||48976 Films Media Group|