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Waking Dream is a series of short documentary films exploring the lives of young undocumented people in the U.S. who have DACA permits.
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Episode 3 launch + Waking Dream screenings!

Posted by Theo Rigby (Creator)

Hi all,

Waking Dream continues to roll out this week with Episode 3 launching today.

Watch Episode 3 (and Ep1/Ep2) HERE!

In Episode 3, Dilan Pedraza goes back to Mexico to reconnect with his dad for the first time since he was deported when Dilan was 9 years old. There is a fascinating and beautiful scene where Dilan goes net-fishing with his dad, and struggles to learn how to throw the net...something that kids who grow up in his hometown learn at a young age. Dilan both reconnects with his father and gains clarity on what being separated from his family really means for him, and millions of others.

Waking Dream Production in Tampico, Mexico
Waking Dream Production in Tampico, Mexico


Waking Dream begins to screen across the country!

The Waking Dream Team is primarily focused on digital engagement right now as the series rolls out online, but there has been such demand to show the series that we are beginning to have screenings! 

11/30: SFFILM Education screening at the SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA

12/4: Keeping the Dream Alive Conference, Sacramento State University

12/6: Summit Richmond High School, Richmond, CA

12/9: National Immigrant Integration Conference, Arlington, VA

12/10: Summit Redwood City High School, Redwood City, CA

Don't hesitate to be in touch with me if you have interest in bringing Waking Dream to your community, organization, workplace, place of worship, or otherwise!


Theo and the Waking Dream Team


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