Friday Feature: Balseros (2002)

balseros1Available on Netflix and Youtube, Balseros (Rafters) features the history and ongoing journeys made by more than 37,000 Cubans by sea in the 1990s to reach the US.

Many of you are probably familiar with the terms “border crosser” or “wet foot, dry foot”.  This film provides the context and refugee perspective that is still very relevant to thousands of Cubans who come to the US each year.

Thanks to Nadine Pedusseau, Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego for suggesting it in honor of last week’s annual Cuban Haitian Entrant Program (CHEP) conference.

(Every Friday we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)

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