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Special Screening of Operation Pedro Pan

Columbus will be hosting a special screening of "Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children's Exodus," a documentary illustrating the story of more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children that left their homeland from 1960-62.

This was the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere.

The documentary, which runs for 90 minutes, is based on research undertaken by the Historic Committee and 22 interviews that were conducted of former Pedro Pans, Pedro Pan mothers, caretakers and historian. The interviews cover life in Cuba before 1959 and the drastic changes brought about by the Revolution, their unaccompanied exodus from the Island, arrival and adaptation to life in the US. They conclude with their reflections of their lives some 55 years later.

Immediately following the documentary, historian and author of Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program, Victor Triay '84 and the film’s executive producer, Carmen Valdivia will host a Q&A session.

Where: Columbus Café
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm

Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.