Directed by Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell
Produced by Trevor Birney
Executive Produced by Alex Gibney
Elián Gonzáles was found, at the age of five, adrift at sea in the Florida Straits. His remarkable rescue triggered a bitter custody battle between his Cuban father and relatives in Miami.
Executive-produced by Alex Gibney, the documentary shares the remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. After his mother and others perished at sea, the custody battle between Gonzalez's Cuban father and Miami-based relatives sparked a flash point for simmering post-Cold War U.S. and Cuban tensions.