This documentary recounts the story of Cuban boy named Elián González who, on Thanksgiving Day in 1999, was found floating on an inner tube in the Florida Straits. The event set in motion a bitter custody battle between Elián's Cuban father and his US relatives. Set to the backdrop of a tense and acrimonious relationship between the US and Cuba, the film features a wealth of contemporary news archive and gives unprecedented access to key players in the saga, including an exclusive interview with the boy himself, now a 23-year old man.


Ross McDonnell