I, too, Dream American

A documentary that explores how the ending of DACA is currently affecting two Southern Illinois University students as they live undocumented and unafraid.

  • Tomas Cortez
  • Tomas Cortez
  • Tomas Cortez
  • Giovanni Galindo
    Key Cast
  • Oneida Vargas
    Key Cast
  • Ana Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Martha Osornio Ruiz
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Angela Aguayo
    Key Cast
  • Jamieson Deamer
    Key Cast
  • Hannah Delfini
    Key Cast
  • Deion Smith
    Key Cast
  • Tomas Cortez
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Political, DACA, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Little Muddy Film Festival
    Carbondale, IL
    United States
    April 13, 2018
  • Carbondale Public Screening
    United States
    February 7, 2018
  • Chicago Public Screening
    United States
    August 9, 2018
  • SIU Immigration Week Kickoff
    United States
    March 22, 2018
Director Biography - Tomas Cortez

Tomas Daniel Cortez is a current student at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography with a minor in Advertisement from Chicago, IL.
Tomas is interested in searching for new, creative ways to tell stories through his work. He is interested in covering a wide variety of topics from cultural identities to nonfiction storytelling to advertisement. Through his education, he has been able to work on a number of projects that have widened his experience in film styles.

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