Win 'SHOOT DOWN' Signed Movie Posters!
Rogues Harbor Studios’ inaugural release, the award-winning documentary “SHOOT DOWN”, will open theatrically in 20 cities January 25. The film, by first-time director and Rogues Harbor co-founder Cristina Khuly, a Miami native, is the first feature-length film to take on the true and gripping story of the 1996 shoot down of two unarmed U.S. civilian planes by Cuban fighter jets.
In the mid-to-late 90s, thousands of Cuban refugees attempted to cross the Florida Straits by whatever means available – small boats, homemade rafts and inner tubes. Only one in four rafters made it to U.S. shores, with tens of thousands perishing at sea. A volunteer group based in Miami was formed to patrol the Straits in small civilian aircraft, offering aid to rafters.
On February 24th, 1996, in the midst of heightening political unrest in Cuba and in the wake of a revised U.S. policy toward Cuban refugees, the Cuban government authorized two military fighter jets to attack and destroy two of the volunteer planes.
Khuly, a first-generation Cuban-American whose uncle was among the four victims, mined 10 years of research, government documents, transcripts and never-before seen news footage of Fidel Castro to supplement hundreds of hours of original interviews in recounting the events leading up to and following the shoot down.
Among the film’s most extraordinary moments are the use of actual voice recordings from the MiG pilots and their controllers in Havana, and the cockpit recordings from the doomed Cessna planes, edited to re-enact the shoot down itself.
The result is an unprecedented and compelling re-telling of a tragedy that is as relevant and provocative today as it was more than a decade ago.
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Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful AUTOGRAPHED posters! Just send us an e:mail here before March 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SHOOT DOWN SIGNED POSTERS to: firstname.lastname@example.org