Elian gonzalez, less than two weeks short of his 6th birthday, was the young cuban boy whose rescue set off an international custody battle and reverberated in the 2000 us presidential campaign now nearly 21 and out of the public eye, gonzalez is studying. Find industry contacts & talent representation access in-development titles not available on imdb get the latest news from leading industry trades. The events that sparked the elian gonzalez story in 1999 the miami press, and streets were taken by storm in an international immigration and family custody dispute after elian’s mother attempted to flee cuba with her young son.
The film details the story of the young cuban and features exclusive interviews with elián gonzález and his family in both cuba and miami the film was co-produced by fine point films and jigsaw productions and features a voiceover by raul esparza the film premiered on april 19, 2017, at the tribeca film festival.
Refugee crisis the saga of elián gonzalez: a lost boy who was finally found the new doc ‘elián,’ premiering at the tribeca film festival, examines the story of the boy torn between two. The 11th us circuit court of appeals grants a request by elian's miami relatives to block his return to cuba april 22 2000: in a pre-dawn raid, armed us federal agents seize elian gonzalez from the home of his miami relatives elian is reunited with his father a few hours later. Elian gonzalez, less than two weeks short of his 6th birthday, was the young cuban boy whose rescue set off an international custody battle and reverberated in the 2000 us presidential campaign now nearly 21.
“not even the recent reports of fidel castro’s death touched off the sort of passion that the elian story did,” says defede after just one day in the hospital, elian was released into the custody of a miami uncle, lazaro gonzalez, and other relatives. A brief history of the elian gonzalez saga ten years ago, a dramatic international incident came to a head when us federal troops raided a miami home. The story played out at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle and was almost a precursor to reality tv, said golden, as reporters, photographers and videographers camped out in front of the gonzález home to document elián’s every move while politicians, activists, lawyers and an avalanche of toys arrived on a daily basis.
The story and background of the conflict surrounding elian gonzalez that took place in the early 2000s. Directed by don white with richard lee, ross bagley, donato dalrymple. Elian is released from the hospital into the custody of his uncle, lazaro gonzalez, and other relatives in miami the cuban government sends a note to the us mission in havana requesting elian's return to cuba.
Key dates in the elian gonzalez story: december 6 th , 1993 elian gonzalez was born in cuba november 25 th , 1999 elian gonzalez was pulled from the water off the coast of miami. The story of elián gonzález was more than just an ugly custody battle between two families – it was a flashpoint in a conflict between two neighboring nations he was only five years old when he and his mother fled cuba on a flimsy boat, and he was one of only a few survivors when it capsized in the rough seas. Based on the true headline-generating story of the five-year-old cuban boy who is the sole survivor of a refugee boat that sunk in a storm on its way to the us found clinging to a rubber tube by fishermen off the coast of miami after being adrift for two days, elian is rushed to a us hospital and is soon identified as the only son of juan gonzalez, a loyal cuban who was unaware of his ex-wife's risky defection plan.
Ten years ago this month, the saga of elian gonzalez, the cuban boy rescued at sea on november 25, 1999, was moving quickly towards its climax the boy’s story was compelling, even to the most cynical observer. Cuba's elian gonzalez speaks exclusively with cnn about his future and his hopes to visit the united states one day.