The Last Rafter
El Ultimo BalseroDirected by Carlos R Betancourt, Oscar Ernesto Ortega
Cast: Chaz Mena, Cristina García, Hector Medina, Nestor Jiménez
- U.S. Features
- English, Spanish
- 82 mins
Followed by a Q&A with Solo Ruiz
In this powerful and strikingly timely coming-of-age story, America’s first undocumented Cuban immigrant searches for his father while unraveling a past of intolerance and hate that haunts him.
After risking his life crossing the Florida Straits on a raft, a young Cuban searches Miami for his long-absent father. When a political shift makes him America’s first Cuban undocumented immigrant, he must battle the new and bigger fear of deportation, while trying to find a place where he truly belongs.