Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Wet Foot/Dry Foot - The Movie

The absurdiness of this policy is brought to the screen on a short film (18 minutes) with Cuban actors Francisco Gattorno and Jorge Luis Alvarez. Both portray balseros that become stranded in an island after the perils of their trip and how this island becomes a "prison" for them in their fear of being considered wet foot. While the short film does not look to prey on political figures, its mission is to present the situation from the point of view of the balsero, their trials, their perils and their travesía.

The film, directed by Carlos Gutierrez, debuts this Thursday at 7:00pm at the Bill Cosford room of the University of Miami.

Read the whole story here.