Collection CHC5360 - Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection

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Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection


  • 2006 (Creation)
  • 2006 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Armando Alejandre Jr. was a Cuban-American activist, general contractor, and volunteer pilot with Brothers to the Rescue. In 1996, on a humanitarian mission to rescue Cuban rafters in the Florida Straits, Alejandre's plane was shot down by Cuban Air Force fighter jets.

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The Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection consists of 2 original 35mm film reel canisters with original film for the 2006 documentary Shootdown. The documentary tells the story of the organization Brothers to the Rescue. It focuses on the incident in 1996 when the Cuban Air Force shot down two planes, killing four pilots including Alejandre.

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This collection is open for research.

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This material contains 35mm motion picture film.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

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  • English

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Gift of Marlene Alejandre-Triana, Maggie Khuly, and Ana Ciereszko, 2014.

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