Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

DREAM Film Screening, Reception & Discussion

DREAM Film Screening, Reception & DiscussionMonday, August 29, 5:30pm-8:30pm - The Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St, Miami

The award-winning feature-length documentary film chronicles the life of MDC graduate Juan Gomez. Academically gifted, Juan firmly believes in the philosophy and promise of the American Dream. Facing separation from his parents, and caught in the midst of a dysfunctional immigration system and a deadlocked Congress, this bright, hardworking student struggles to gain legal status in the United States, the country he entered at age two with his parents who fled Colombia seeking asylum.

Much is at stake for DREAMers like Juan, remarkable young immigrants currently protected from deportation by President Obama under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The 2016 presidential race has further heightened their fear of deportation, amid calls for mass round-ups and the deportation of all persons lacking legal status. AI Justice has been fighting for immigration reform since opening our doors in January 1996 and staff continue to work tirelessly to protect immigrant’s basic rights.

Panelists will include the film’s director, Aldo Bello, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, and prominent DREAMer and immigrant rights leader, Gaby Pacheco. AI Justice’s Executive Director, Cheryl Little, will moderate.  @Am4ImmJustice