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Voices from Mariel : Los Marielitos, Then and Now / VFM Doc, Llc.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (80 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Los Marielitos, Then and Now
Variant title Then and Now
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number48976 Films Media Group

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