title. Chimera

date. 2022

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Chimera

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Chimera sheds light on the Cuban Migrant Crisis of 1980, during which 125,000 Cubans approx arrived by sea in the United States. Said crisis never came to an end and had intensified in present times in response to the decadent political, economic and social climate experienced on the island. It is estimated that up to 150,000 Cubans have died in their attempt to migrate from Cuba in the past 20 years, and around 2 million resided abroad by 2021.

In response to this frightening situation, I intend to swim 90 miles, which is the distance that separates Cuba from Florida. I hope that my action triggers an emotional response in my audience that makes them reflect on the traumas suffered around the world, and hopefully break the silence on the matter.