DREAL - (Dreams Are Real)


Directed and Edited by Will Harris

Produced by Maribel Serrano

Story by Maribel Serrano

This film is dedicated to all of those who know they are more, than society perceives them to be.

Whether I liked it or not, I was living the life of what some people call, and “illegal alien.” This was not a choice in my life. I was brought into the United States at age 4. I had no concept of countries or immigration at that age, but I fell in love with what became my home. My entire school education began in the U.S. I recited the pledge of allegiance every morning in school, learned patriotic songs, and English became my dominant language. I first realized what it meant to be undocumented at age 16, when I wanted to get my first job. I realized there was a life of struggles and obstacles ahead of me that I had never imagined. Everyday was a struggle, mentally, because I could not do simple things like, get a driver’s license, get a job, apply for financial aid for college, or travel. But, if there was one thing the country that I loved so dearly taught me, is to never give up on my dreams…. All of my hardships and hope have led me to this film.

Songs played in Film

Bidi bidi bom bom by Selena

"Beautiful Day" by U2

Gymnopodies by Erik Satie

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