Shoot Down (2008)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Tragedies & Catastrophes, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

First-time filmmaker Cristina Khuly helmed this award-winning documentary about a 1996 international incident that saw several Americans killed when the Cuban military shot down two civilian airplanes. Using information collected during the subsequent FBI investigation as well as accounts from the victims' families, Khuly attempts to piece together what exactly happened on that tragic day and what the true motivation behind it was. Shoot Down premiered at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival.




air-disaster, airplane, Cuba, refugee, tragedy