Dino shares his story of coming to America from Montenegro in 2010. Dino talks about having the opportunity to do something his father never did, the difficulty of leaving behind his younger brother, and his love of soccer. Now as the captain of the Newcomers High School soccer team, Dino reflects on how his coach, Mr. Llull, helped him on and off the field.
Co-produced by the Human Rights class at Newcomers High School: Megan Lopez, Tojo Rasedoara, Renan Meira, Luay Alyass, Miguel Dominguez, Mayda Guano, Yingying Chen, Jiyuan Zhang, Danling Cai. Interviewed by Julie Mann.
ABOUT WELCOMING STORIES WORKSHOP
The Welcoming Stories Workshop is an education outreach program created by First Person American. The Welcoming Stories Workshop encourages students to become more welcoming, and to inspire other immigrant students to share their own story about someone who made a big difference in their lives when they first arrived. The films produced in collaboration with Julie Mann’s Human Rights class at Newcomers High School—a 100% immigrant high school in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The workshop was funded, in part, by the Facing History and Ourselves, Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award.
ABOUT FIRST PERSON AMERICAN
First Person American focuses on stories of modern immigrants in the US, and explores what it means to be American through the lens of the immigrant in an expressive, personal and narrative style. First Person American aims to change the public’s perception of immigrants and to interject a new voice through deep and poignant portraits of people who immigrated to America. The mission of First Person American is to have a transformative effect on individual immigrant and non-immigrant lives and communities. For more information, please visit http://www.firstpersonamerican.org and follow on Twitter @FPAmerican.