Aldo I. Bello will present his documentary-in-progress, DREAM: An American Story. The film follows a young man, Juan Gomez, who was brought to America as a young child by his parents. Now on the verge of graduating college, he -- along with many other undocumented immigrants who have spent most of their lives in America -- is in the front lines of a heating conflict over immigration reform. Particularly at stake is the DREAM Act, a piece of legislation that would make college and even citizenship more attainable for students in Juan's position, who have the motivation but not the legal status to make their lives better through education. More information can be found on the film's website, here.
Mr. Bello is a University of Maryland alumnus, filmmaker, and the Chief creative officer of Mind and Media. An avid documentary filmmaker/entrepreneur and new media expert, he holds a masters in Radio, Television and Film and undergraduate degrees in Communication and has a life-long interest in applying media to making a difference in this world.
This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required. The screening is co-sponsored by the Center for the History of the New America and the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies.