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'Balseros': A Tale of Cuban Rafters

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'Balseros': A Tale of Cuban Rafters

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'Balseros': A Tale of Cuban Rafters

'Balseros': A Tale of Cuban Rafters

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Nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary, Balseros chronicles the tale of Cubans who tried to escape to the United States on rafts in 1994. Filmed over the course of a decade, the movie uses Cuban TV footage to help tell the stories of seven balseros who made it to the United States — and of their families in Cuba. David D'Arcy reports.

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