THE DREAM (EL SUEÑO)

After their parents are murdered while crossing the U.S./Mexican border, two young immigrants must navigate obstacles and temptations in pursuit of a college education and the American Dream. Their hopes revolve around the Dream Act legislation. The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) if passed, would provide a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors, who complete high school, have no criminal record, and show good moral character. The bill was first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001 and has since been reintroduced several times but has failed to pass.

NEWS

KFOX News

Local filmmaker uses personal experiences as inspiration for new movie

UNIVISION El Paso

Todo un éxito el estreno de la película El Sueño

UNIVISION Arizona

El Sueño Gran Estreno. Sábado 28 de mayo en el cine de Arizona Mills.

EL PASO HERALD

El Sueño Film Looks to Shed Light on Dream Act; Features El Paso Cast, Production Members

ABOUT THE DREAM

What is “El Sueño”?
El Sueño is an 87 – minute narrative feature film, which illustrates the importance of Comprehensive Immigration Reform as it follows the story of Raul, a young immigrant brought to the U.S. as a child. Raul and another young immigrant, Alejandra, are orphaned when anti-immigrant civilians posted on the US-Mexico border murder their parents. The story shows how they strive to make moral decisions in light of abundant temptations and social pressures, including drugs, prostitution, and gang violence. The film also features acclaimed weatherman Aldo A costa as well as anchor Adriana Lopez of Univision!
The title of the film “El Sueño” (“The Dream”, in Spanish) refers not only to the American Dream pursued by these two immigrants, but also the significance of the Dream Act legislation, which would provide a path to citizenship for these two immigrants and many others like them. The legislative debate regarding the Dream Act Legislation and Immigration Reform in general form the backdrop of this drama.

HOLD AN EVENT

This film is designed to bring awareness to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.  We support legal aid organizations, college organizations, and immigration activists by allowing these organizations to use the film as a fundraiser on a revenue-share basis.  Please use the attached form to answer a few questions, so that we can better support your cause.

SCHEDULE

FORT WORTH, TX

September 24th
Festival De Cine Latino Americano
Cine America
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth
4200 South Fwy.
Fort Worth, TX 76115

CORAL GABLES, FL

September 28th
6:30pm
University of Miami
School of Law (E-352)
1311 Miller Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

MIAMI, FL

October 2nd
2pm
Miami Web Fest
Flamingo Theater Bar
(Inside Four Ambassadors)
905 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131

SANTA MONICA, CA

November 14th
Time: TBA
Movement Latino Film Festival
Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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