Director: Kimberley Lewis, Nia Ransom, Maria Solares, Owen Wesson | Producer: The Health Equity Institute and Cinema Department at San Francisco State University
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United States
DREAMERS is a short film that explores the lives and struggles of three undocumented students within the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) system. Juan Cano, Angel Ku and Emmanuel Valenciano are competitive students who have gone distances to receive a higher education. DREAMERS reveals how a lack of resources can prevent students from reaching their highest potential. Despite these barriers, these students are pushing for their dreams, defying stereotypes, and shedding light upon America's gap in access to higher education for many people like them.
DREAMERS seeks to:
- Educate about the obstacles undocumented students face as move forward on their quest for a higher education.
- Demonstrate how policies place a limit on undocumented student's right to a fair education and highlight that many undocumented educational needs are unmet because of policies in place, or lack thereof.
- Encourage American citizens to support undocumented students in their quest for higher education by way of community involvement to ensure the right to education for all who seek it.
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