CNN Films’ “ELIÁN” is Elián Gonzalez's Story in his Own Words

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21 August 2017
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Premieres Thursday, August 24 from 10 PM ET/PT on CNN
         ELIÁN is the remarkable story of Elián Gonzalez, a five-year-old Cuban boy rescued from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day 1999, and how the fight over his future ignited simmering post-Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Cuba – and may have influenced the outcome of America’s 2000 presidential election. 

Fidel and Elian
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          Narrated by Tony® Award-nominee Raúl Esparza, ELIÁN features powerful personal testimony, including Elián’s story in his own words, candid interviews from people at the center of the dramatic events, and extraordinary archival footage – including a cameo of Donald Trump discussing his political future.  The film is produced by Trevor Birney of Fine Point Films with Jigsaw Productions, and co-directed by Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell.  
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