Rent Balseros on DVD


2002 Rated NR 2hr

This Oscar-nominated documentary from Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech follows the 1994 exodus of refugees from Cuba to Miami. The perilous journey of the balseros (Cuban rafters) is captured through remarkable footage, including dramatic shots of the would-be refugees tearing down their houses to construct dangerously flimsy rafts. The filmmakers also catch up, seven years later, with a handful of refugees who were allowed into the U.S.

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Movie Details

2004 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.