Beyond the Sea

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With support from the Florida International University's Cuban Research Institute, Lisandro Perez-Rey directs Mas Alla Del Mar (Beyond the Sea), a documentary about the Mariel Boatlift. This historical and personal film tells the story of several Cuban exiles who left their island country from the port of Mariel during the boatlift of 1980. Following a rush on the embassy in Havana, more than 100,000 Cubans fled their homeland in hopes of creating a new life in the U.S. A mass of Cuban residents -- from average middle-class families to hardened criminals -- huddled onto boats. Upon their arrival in Florida, many of them were met with violence. Perez-Ray visits with many of the surviving exiles for in-depth interviews.


Critic Reviews for Beyond the Sea

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  • Beyond the Sea (Más Allá del Mar) not to be confused with the recent Bobby Darin biopic of the same English title, tells the story of the Mariel boatlift from Cuba.

    Mar 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's ultimately a shallow effort.

    Mar 23, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Grants a quiet dignity to its subjects without sanctifying them. And the less-than-ideal outcome of many of their lives rings all the more powerfully for being so plainly presented.

    Mar 22, 2005 | Full Review…

    David Ng

    Village Voice
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  • Lisandro Perez-Rey's excellent documentary is a riveting account of one of the most extraordinary events in U.S. immigration history.

    Mar 25, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Full of fascinating eye-witness accounts.

    Mar 24, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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