May 01, 2001 approved by the clinton administrations justice department, the raid on april 22, 2000, to take custody of elian gonzalez was emotional and dramaticand so was its impact on cubanamerican. Gonzalez at 23 tells what he remembers of the moment when his mother drowned at sea while. Cnn films coproduced the documentary, which looks back on the events that began thanksgiving day 1999 when 5yearold elian gonzalez was found floating. Elian gonzalez the 6yearold cuban boy rescued off the coast of florida after the small boat he was traveling on with his mother went down, thus sparking an immigration battle between his. I think about the united states miami, fl elians mother died at sea in search of a better life for her cuban child, and one way or another he appears to have it. The worlds most watched and politicallycharged custody battle that reached the u. It was a true story, says gonzalez, now 23, staring at. Elian gonzalez s return to cuba marks the end of a bizarre odyssey which may have changed cubanamerican relations for ever, write julian borger in havana and michael ellison in new york published. They interviewed people involved, including elian, who is now 23 and says hes happy in cuba. Dec 11, 20 elian gonzalezthe 6yearold cuban boy rescued off the coast of florida after the small boat he was traveling on with his mother went down, thus sparking an immigration battle between his.
Documentary of elian gonzalez custody battle to air on cnn. Apr 10, 20 the entire elian gonzalez saga was an embarrassment for the united states, the clinton administration, the janet reno justice department and the cadre of bitter and aging cuban expats most of whom have wallowed in their resentment for the last 40 years on miamis streets. The influential cubanamerican community lost a good deal of public sympathy by pitting political ideology against familial bonds. Cnn international world news elian gonzalez to receive cuban visitors aired april 27, 2000 2. In america is a venue for creative and timely sharing of news that explores who we are. I thought it was a twohour movie until about three days ago, he explains. He became the subject of a fierce custody battle between the united states and cuba before. In this april 22, 2000 file photo, elian gonzalez is held in a closet by donato dalrymple, one of the two men who rescued the cuban boy from the ocean, right, as government officials search the.
Cnn films has acquired television broadcast and cnn branded authenticated television exhibition rights and content has picked up international sales rights from fine point films and introduces to berlin buyers this week. Elian gonzalez, now grown, opens up about life in cuba video. Nov 25, 2014 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 u. The gonzalez decision may have affected the outcome of the 2000 election. The seemingly interminable 7month tugofwar over elian gonzalez between the cubanexile community in miami, florida and the. On saturday morning the cuban boy at the centre of the dispute.
Jul 21, 2015 elian gonzalez s miami relatives say no cuban official will be allowed in the house where the sixyearold boy is staying in miami. Cubas elian gonzalez would have become the poster boy for cubans in miami had he stayed in the u. Elian gonzalez its been 10 years since federal agents seized elian gonzalez, then 6, from his familys home in miami, florida, and returned him to his father in cuba. Cnn films brings distinguished, thoughtprovoking documentary programming to audiences on cnn s platforms around the world. Former cuban castaway elian gonzalez calls fidel castro a father figure. Elian gonzalez still a cuban hero,17 years later cnn elian gonzalez, rescued from an inner tube in 2000 at age 6 and returned from miami to cuba after custody battle, is all grown up.
How the battle over elian gonzalez helped change u. He supposedly said that if he was religious, his god would be fidel castro. Cubas elian gonzalez speaks exclusively with cnn about his future and his hopes to visit the united states one day. Elian gonzalez brotons born december 6, 1993 is a cuban citizen who became embroiled in a heated international custody and immigration controversy in 2000 involving the governments of cuba and the united states, his father juan miguel gonzalez quintana, his other relatives in cuba and in miami, and miamis cuban community. In this image released by the tribeca film festival, elian gonzalez appears in the film elian.
Aug 26, 2017 marineland has its seals and castro has his cnn. A custody fight that grew into an international incident and a boy who became a national symbol. Elian gonzalez, financial reform, earth day elian gonzalez, now 16, is a student at a cuban military academy in matanzas. Elian gonzalez still a cuban hero,17 years later cnn. Breaking news elian gonzalez returns to cuba aired june 28, 2000 4. Chief deputy us marshal matthew fogg provides expert commentary to cnn on federal agents tactical operation and seizure of cuban boy ellian gonzalez from home in miami, fla.
The shade of your skin, the place you grew up, the accent in your words. Depictions in film and television the saga was portrayed in the 2000 television film, a family in crisis. But in the weeks that followed, lazaro gonzalez changed his mind. Kelley is vice president for immigration policy and advocacy at the center for american progress, a progressive research and policy institute. Elian gonzalez, then only five years old, never stood a chance at a normal life. Finally the supreme court ruled that elian gonzalez be returned to his father. Border patrol agents entered the home of elian gonzalez s miami relatives and removed him from their care.
Multiple court proceedings were held to determine the boys fate. Elian gonzalez says he wants to reconcile with his. Jun 28, 2015 how the battle over elian gonzalez helped change u. Marisleysis gonzalez similarly used the media to help build support for elian staying in miami. Apr 21, 2017 in this april 22, 2000 file photo, elian gonzalez is held in a closet by donato dalrymple, one of the two men who rescued the cuban boy from the ocean, right, as government officials search the. Documentary on the saga of elian gonzalez, the cuban boy caught in an international custody battle, will air on cnn on thursday, aug. Elian gonzalez and his mother sought desperate measures to leave the workers paradise of castros cuba to seek freedom in america. The young turks hosts cenk uygur and ana kasparian break it down, including cenks dramatic confrontation with elian gonzalez. He became a pawn and the latest victim in the united. Thursday night cnn the first fake news outlet bestowed a press bureau by cubas totalitarian regime ran a documentary on elian gonzalez. Work for cnn follow cnn cnn films presents the story of elian gonzalez.
Cnn emitira este jueves en directo documental sobre elian. Father files motion requesting appeals court recognize him as only one able to speak for his son aired april 26, 2000 5. The 6yearold are kid, frozen in fear at the business end of a federal agent. Were going to go to new york now to witness the latest development in the elian gonzalez. Aug 15, 2017 elian gonzalez, rescued from an inner tube in 2000 at age 6 and returned from miami to cuba after custody battle, is all grown up. Cnn aired a documentary about the elian gonzalez case thursday night, but i forgot to watch it. Supreme court and determined a presidential election. Sixyearold elian gonzalez is americas most famous refugee. Elian gonzalez brotons born december 6, 1993 is a cuban citizen who became embroiled in a heated international custody and immigration controversy in 2000 involving the governments of cuba and the united states, his father juan miguel gonzalez quintana, his other relatives in cuba and in miami, and miamis cuban community gonzalezs mother elizabeth brotons rodriguez drowned in. He arrived in the us clinging to an innertube, after his mother and 10 other cubans drowned when the boat they.
In fact, as cnn reported in 2015, at gonzalez s seventh birthday party, the guest of honor was cuban leader fidel castro. A photo showing a crying 5yearold gonzalez with a large gun pointed to his face would later win the pulitzer prize. Apr 28, 2017 on thanksgiving morning, 1999, a cuban boy was found in the florida straits, alone on an inner tube. Cnn films, content media corporation acquire rights to. Eighteen years later, elian, executive produced by alex gibney, gives the now grown. Prior to visiting cuba in december 2000, i was totally convinced that elian belonged with his father and could not understand the passion behind the protests of the miami cubans.
Elian became something other than the 6yearold son of juan miguel gonzalez. Jul 01, 2010 elian top left stands with two of the socalled cuban five fernando gonzalez bottom left and rene gonzalez bottom center while attending the cuban national assembly in havana on dec. And so theyve brought us a featurelength documentary that gives an impartial, unflinching account that begins the day the two fishermen find the little boy adrift and carries right up to today, with elian now a young adult who sings the praises of the cuban revolution and its. A fiveyearold cuban boy, elian gonzalez, is found on thanksgiving day clinging to an inner tube three miles off the coast of ft. Elian gonzalez, rescued from an inner tube in 2000 at age 6 and returned from miami to cuba after custody battle, is all grown up.
Elian gonzalez says he wants to reconcile with his miami relatives cnn cubas elian gonzalez speaks exclusively with cnn about his future and his hopes to visit the united states one day. In the new cnn and alex gibneyproduced documentary elian, which is directed by pulitzer prizewinning new york times journalist tim golden and awardwinning photographer ross mcdonnell, the elian gonzalez story is revisited 17 years later, chronicling the headlinemaking events as told by elian now 23 and his relatives. Aug 24, 2017 multiple court proceedings were held to determine the boys fate. Aug 24, 2017 bernie sanders on the life and legacy of late cuban revolutionary fidel castro duration. The political battle over cuban rafter boy elian gonzalez is the focus of new documentary film.
She sought to keep elian gonzalez from being returned to his father in cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off. Cnn doublesdown on fake news with a fake film about elian. With cnn films sorted by popularity ascending imdb. Elian gonzalez recalls the famous custody battle cnn video. Breaking news elian gonzalezs grandmothers hold news conference aired january 21, 2000 4.
But codirectors tim golden and ross mcdonnell believe miami is finally ready to talk about elian. Their discovery evolves into a custody battle between elians cuban father and his miamilocated relatives that brings the conflict between cuba and the u. Elian gonzalez wants to reconcile with his miami family. Matthew cnn fed agents seize cuban boy ellian gonzales. Gonzalez s mother and nine other people in the boat drowned. Elian gonzalez talks about what he remembers from the battle over his custody. Elian gonzales was just 6 years old when his mother died in an attempt to bring him to florida in 1999. The elian story will be told in a twopart, fourhour tv movie, moonves says.1672 1232 990 1296 912 1243 1375 1458 810 299 722 885 1403 927 309 935 114 240 1503 1579 101 88 1672 916 864 582 1243 488 1123 474 373 553 966 488