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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 21, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include item-level description of 225 videos  , December 2018

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Series XXVI: The Three Rafters, 1992

Scope and Content Note

The 1992 documentary The Three Rafters(  Tres Balseros) tells the story of two brothers and their cousin who left Cuba illegally on a raft to Miami. They did not tell anyone about their journey, and after a few months of living in the United States, they asked to Cuba's representatives in the United States for permission to return. They were finally able to return to Cuba, and upon their arrival, they share their experiences with relatives who knew nothing of their travels to the United States. Footage from this documentary includes scenes from the three rafters' arrival in Cuba and possibly a full-length copy of the film.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Cassette : ref675 (Videos) Tres Balseros

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of three Cuban men returning to Cuba and greeting friends at family at an airport. The footage does not contain any audio, but features footage of the men speaking to the camera, and meeting with family after their arrival in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:47.

Box: 96 Dvd : ref675 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1389 (Videos) Three Rafters: Arrival at Airport

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of the three rafters arriving in Cuba. The footage shows them traveling through customs and then greeting their families. It features brief interviews with the men and their families. One man's mother says she is happy to have her son home because she was afraid he would never return. The men discuss their desire to return to Cuba once they were in the United States and what they hope to do with their futures after they have settled back into life in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:22:58.

Box: 98 Dvd : ref1389 (Access dvd)
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1265 "Balseros de Jaime R; more campaign stuff"
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1266 "Cojimar, Jaime R, Jose Marti Airport"

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