U.S. Theatrical Release of ELIÁN


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(Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell, USA/Canada/Ireland/Northern Ireland, 2017, 108 min. In Spanish and English with English subtitles) 

The world thought it knew Elián González’s story: The 5-year-old boy who washed up on the Florida coast after a deadly crossing from Cuba who became the center of an extraordinary, never-before-experienced media firestorm and international custody battle, pitting family members against each other and testing political policy at a crucial moment in history. The CNN documentary Elián shows how this incredible story is interwoven into the current political climate – and shows, for the first time, Elián González today speaking in a never-before-seen unfiltered way about his experiences.

Narrated by Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza, executive produced by Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney and produced by award-winning filmmaker Trevor Birney, codirected by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Tim Golden and award-winning photographer Ross McDonnell, Elián weaves together new interviews with Elián and his relatives in Miami.