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Your sympathy and judgment coexist, no matter how wince-inducing it gets with each turbulent turn. Context is everything here.
For the most part the film chronicles the complex tale cogently and effectively, using extensive archival footage as well as contemporary interviews that help put the events in context.
We see the resilience of the adult Elián when he takes a swim near a Cuban beach: After all he's endured, he's not afraid of the water.
Captures the simmering tension of this historical moment. It meticulously weaves together talking head interviews and archival footage to provide contextual groundwork for a larger conversation about the complicated nature of Cuban/American relations.
Most evocative are the interviews with Elián, now in his early twenties and living in Cuba, whose profound humility and collectedness belie the trauma and notoriety of his early childhood.
Detailed look at complex politics surrounding 2000 event.
It's not exactly revelatory, in the manner of OJ: MIA. But it does effectively plunge the viewer back in those choppy seas for an object lesson in how politics can rapidly inflame a situation to dangerous levels.
Another 1990s media spectacle gets a long-overdue autopsy in this slick and riveting documentary.
A vital and spellbinding documentary that dissects a fascinating moment in American history.
It has the decency to recognize that only Elián González has the right to define his sense of truth for himself.
This is a well-crafted and well-paced film, and a thankfully complicated one as well.
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