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Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection

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Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection, 2006 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Fernando Espino

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Predominant Dates:2006

ID: CHC5360

Creator: Alejandre, Armando Jr. (1950-1996)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Abstract

The Armando Alejandre, Jr. Collection consists of 2 original 35mm film reel canisters with original film for the 2006 documentary Shootdown.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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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Brothers to the Rescue, Incorporated

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Technical Access Note: This material contains 35mm motion picture film.

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

Preferred Citation: Armando Alejandre Jr. Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Collection-level record added by Fernando Espino, March 2014.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Natalie Baur, March 2014.

Other Note: Rights Statement: The text of this webpage is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).




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