I Am a Dreamer

Thru the lives of Undocumented and DREAMers living in NY, we go into their dreams and their struggles - a #CUNYtv docu-series.

  • Mario Rosales
    El regreso de Lencho. La Muerte de Diogenes. Amorfo-Té busqué
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    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Distribution Information
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mario Rosales

Director/producer/writer/visual artist. Five time EMMY Award winning producer Mario Rosales has been developing the documentary series "I Am a Dreamer" since June 2017. He made his film directorial debut in 2011 with the release of his first feature film, El Regreso de Lencho. He’s been producing EMMY award winning show Nueva York for CUNY tv since January 2005.

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Director Statement

The “I Am a Dreamer” series was first conceptualized in response to the inflammatory rhetoric and hard-line policies of the newly elected Trump Administration in 2017. The policies that President Trump outlined from day one of his campaign has continuously worked to enforce an attack on both the Latino community and immigrants from all over the world. This series will continue to uncover the personal stories, the day-to-day realities, the challenges and the advocacy movement of our Immigrant Communities.

Using first-person, documentary storytelling methods, our stories will give a face to the community that will help prevent these people being seen just as a number or a flashy news headline. It is through personal stories that I seek to create a mosaic of voices that show an honest portrait of the community, their struggles and their dreams.

The series has great potential to evolve and through these narratives we can evoke sustainable change in people’s views and perceptions of the Immigrant Community and address the complex
challenges that they are facing. Now is the time to tell these stories and help educate people past the news headlines or the tweet with false information.