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      Voices From Mariel

      2011 1 hr. 20 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 100% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Dr. Jose Garcia shares personal stories from the Mariel exodus in 1980. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This documentary really opened my eyes to what so many Cubans went through to come to America. It was amazing to see how brave so many were to leave their country in order to find the freedom they were denied by Castro. I learned so much that I'd never known before and would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about this mass exodus. These first hand accounts from the Marielitos were very touching, descriptive, and informative. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought that this was a great documentary and you could see the passion in the movie. It was a great story and great way to realize how some of us have it in the United States. I really recommend this movie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Voices From Mariel was a very inspirational movie. It was a great depiction of what happened. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Voices From Mariel is a very strong film. This documentary really keeps the viewers attention. This is overall a great film and very insightful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member "Voices From Mariel" is an amazing documentary. I am usually not a fan of documentaries because they tend to drag on and not be very interesting (in my opinion.) But "Voices From Mariel" has the viewer hooked every second of it. The documentary is about Mariel. Mariel isn't someone's name it's the name of the port in Cuba that 125,000 people left from in boats. The people' who left Cuba, left in the hopes of living a better life. Most people left behind almost all of their belongings. The hardest thing for all the people who fled from Mariel was leaving family members behind. Dr. Jose García is the lead/ main person in this documentary. When he was just 13 years old he left through Mariel. The documentary consists of Dr. Jose García's journey as a Marielitos from then to present day. You learn first hand about people whose lives were drastically changed for the better from Mariel. As well as what happened and what life was like for the people who didn't leave through Mariel and stayed in Cuba. Seeing Dr. Jose García back where he began his life was very interesting. You could tell that it was hard for him to leave because of all of the family he had to leave behind. But he definitely did succeed in the hopes of living a better life. Before this documentary I didn't know about what happened at the Port of Mariel. I am so glad that I now know about it. I learned about the history of Cuba and the some of the events that took place. But the most influential part of this documentary to me was when I heard the "Voices From Mariel." When you watch the documentary you find out that "Voices From Mariel" isn't a person its people in general. The people who left and the people who stayed both have amazing stories. I would/will recommend this documentary to anyone. Like I said I am usually not a fan of documentaries but this one is worth watching over and over again. Each time I believe you will take something new out of it. No matter what you wont regret watching it. When I looked up "Voices From Mariel" online after I watched it I found out that it won the Coveted Audience Award at Gasparilla International Film Festival. Hopefully that is only the beginning of the awards this documentary will receive. -DL Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member We enjoyed this movie very much, especially the fact that it was told through the voices of different people. Voices from Mariel was an eye-opening story into the lives of the Cuban people. This movie was very insightful and informative. It taught us that we should be thankful for what we have. Sincerely, Brooke Barfield and Alex Watson Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Miami Herald Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 9, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Dr. Jose Garcia shares personal stories from the Mariel exodus in 1980.
      James Carleton
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 14, 2017