The Documentary Balseros (A.k.a. Cuban Rafters) Began as a Spanish TV Newsmagazine Story Covering 15 Days in August 1994, When Fidel Castro Allowed Cubans to Sail off the Island in Homemade Vessels. Havana Beaches were Crowded with Rafts, but Most of the Defectors were Routed Back to Guantanamo Bay, Where Some were Detained for More Than a Year. During that Time, Documentarians Carles Bosch and Jose Maria Domenech Followed the Progress of Seven Cubans as They Received Exit Visas and Job Offers Courtesy of the USA Catholic Conference, which Promptly Scattered the Expatriates Across their New Country. Bosch and Domenech Quietly Played Up the Disproportionate Expectations of American Dreamers who Imagined Miami and Settled for Nebraska. The Soundtrack was Conceived, Written and Interpreted by Cuban Artist Lucrecia (Who Has Lived in Barcelona for Years Now).