Roberto Carlos Zaldivar left Cuba on January 21, 1962, as part of a mass exodus of unaccompanied minors that fled the island to the United States. It has been over half a century, and Zaldivar has never gone back. This short documentary by his daughter, Raquel, documents his homecoming to the city where he was born and raised. It’s a story from two lenses that of someone whose life was forever changed by abruptly having to leave his home, and that of someone who has spent her whole life wondering about a mysterious place she has never known.
This documentary was published in The Atlantic Selects, a showcase of short films curated by The Atlantic. It was also featured in the Gene Siskel Film Center's inaugural Cortadito showcase.