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Award-Winning Film About Undocumented Youth to Screen at DCC

September 24, 2015 – A short documentary called “DREAMers Among US” will be shown in Dutchess Community College’s James and Betty Hall Theatre on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers and a light reception.

“DREAMers Among US” was named the Best Short Film for 2015 by the Greater Washington Immigration Film Fest and was an official selection of the 2015 Hudson Valley International Film Festival. The screening is part of DCC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Members of the Youth Arts Group of Rural & Migrant Ministry created the film after years of fighting for the New York DREAM Act, which would permit otherwise eligible undocumented immigrants to apply for the state’s Tuition Assistance Program. The 21-minute movie captures the need for reforms that will enable all young people in New York state to pursue higher education.

DCC faculty member Paula Lockshon co-produced the documentary, and a DCC graduate is featured in the film and current DCC students will participate in the discussion following the film.

For more information, call Paula Lockshon at (845) 431-8526.

 

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