Wed, Nov 20, 2019
UA Gallagher Theater / FREE
In Person: Joining filmmaker Theo Rigby for a post-screening panel discussion will be film participant Marisol, plus students from the UA Immigrant Student Resource Center.
Co-sponsors for the Waking Dream event include the School of Theatre, Film & Television, the Center for Latin American Studies, The Human Rights Practice Program, School of Anthropology, School of Journalism, and the Center for Global and Border Journalism.
The DocScapes Film Series is pleased to host award-winning filmmaker, interactive storyteller and photojournalist Theo Rigby for a campus screening of his series of short documentary films exploring the lives of young, undocumented people, primarily migrants from Latin America, residing in the US with DACA permits.
WAKING DREAM weaves together the stories of six undocumented young people, as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has provided nearly 800,000 undocumented young people a chance to work legally, go to college, start businesses, and pursue the “American Dream.” After DACA is rescinded, WAKING DREAM follows the unfolding fate of six of these young people as they fight for legal status in the U.S., struggle with the deportation of family members, and pursue their dreams in a country that is trying harder and harder to push them out. They know their fate must go one direction and they are fighting for their future in America.
WAKING DREAM cuts beyond politics to reveal the reality of undocumented young people working tenaciously for a brighter future in the U.S.