Voices from Mariel: Award-Winning Documentary Screening
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Miguel is known around his high school for teasing gay students -- until his girlfriend gives him a gift that forever changes his life. The troubled teen sets out on an unexpected, and comedic, path to self-acceptance of his own sexuality. Tom Hartley's Shades won Macha Theatre's Emerging Playwright Competition and is directed by Odalys Nanin, the producing artistic director of Macha Theatre and recipient of a handful of honors, including three Drama-Logue Awards. Expect a few surprises, including male nudity. Learn More
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On April 1 of 1980, five individuals seeking political asylum crashed a bus through the gates of the Peruvian embassy in Havana, Cuba. Over the next several days up to 10,000 people stormed that embassy’s grounds. Fearing that continued civil unrest might cause further violence or even a coup d’état, Fidel Castro proclaimed that any Cuban who wished to immigrate to the United States could board a boat at the nearby port of Mariel. Thus were born “Los Marielitos.”
Told through the previously unheard stories of ten Cuban-American families, Voices From Mariel brings new insight into the lives of over 100,000 Cuban-born immigrants who came to the United States thirty years ago as the survivors of the “Mariel Boatlift.” Voices From Mariel explores the legacy of the brave and committed people who risked their lives for a new chance in the United States. Thirty years later, where has that short but dangerous 90-mile sail across the Straits of Florida taken “Los Marielitos?”