For the past 50 years the Cuban immigrant group has established a historical importance, political significance, and economic influence on the city region of Miami. Cubans fleeing in exile and political turmoil not only made a mark on a cosmopolitan region but an explosion.
Such a historical, political, economic, social, and cultural phenomenon of the Cuban Diaspora has shifted the character of a city and placed Miami in the frontiers of international cities globally and the “Latinization” of the United States. But how was it done? And why is it important?
This documentary film will explore the continuing Cuban-American story as a concentrated exile group’s impact on transforming a sleepy, tourist town into a major, metropolitan community. A detailed look into the complex experience of Cuban Americans of who they are, how they came to be, where they came from, where they are going, what they did, what they are doing and, more importantly, why they are will be portrayed.
Insights, views, commentary, and varying perspectives are spoken only from Cuban-American citizens of Hialeah, Little Havana, Westchester and other areas in the Greater Miami region where Cuban Americans predominantly reside, students, lawyers, professionals, teachers, entrepreneurs, former and active politicians, activist organizations, authors, public intellectuals, professors, artists, and more.