A story about Isabella, a young woman instilled with the dreams of her mother's sacrifices for her daughter to have a better life by accessing education opportunities she never had. This is Isa's journey as she encountered struggles that neither she or her mother ever imagined.
This film was inspired by the true stories of immigrant students. Each year nearly 65,000 youth graduate from high schools without higher education opportunities. Featured at the end of this film is an interview with a Dreamer from the Trail of Dreams campaign.
To learn more about what you can do to support the movement visit these sites:
Trail of Dreams: trail2010.org/
Dream Act: dreamact.info/
You Are Not Alone
Created by youth members of New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC), DRUM South Asian Organizing Center, UPROSE and Adelante Alliance in our 5 day youth facilitated Community Media in Action training, "You Are Not Alone" shows how undocumented communities can respond to sexual violence.
Producer Janet Perez of NYSLC says,
"In this video, we wanted to showcase the grueling, and sometimes burdensome, mix of emotions that undocumented immigrant women go through. Not only do they have to think about the abuse that just took place, but also how their immigration status can play a role in deciphering how help will look like. They can easily be threatened by deportation to stay quiet and keep low. In creating this video, we wanted our message to be: you are not alone. Regardless of status, you CAN get help."
New York Resources:
Urban Justice Center: http://www.urbanjustice.org/ujc/projects/domestic.html
Anti-Violence Project: www.avp.org/
Safe Horizon: http://www.safehorizon.org/
New York Asian Women's Center: http://www.nyawc.org/