Why did we Choose this Topic?
This year, our team decided to address issues that directly deal with immigration. Our goal is not only to bring awareness to how people have managed to cross the border, but why. The struggles that come along with coming to a new and estranged country are highlighted in the stories of the people included in our project. We chose this topic because our community is predominantly Latinx, and there is a lack of awareness surrounding how we can help ourselves progress.
What is Our Project?
This year, las soñadoras produced a documentary, no longer than ten minutes, and showcased it to the students of Garfield High School and to our East LA community. There were two in school screenings and one after school community screening in our school's auditorium. The film included the real-life faces and stories of a few select people who have crossed the border and are currently living in East LA.
Pre-Screening: HOw do we plan on Making Our Event Happen?
With the money given to us, we are going to purchase equipment to film our video. This will make the entire filming and editing process a lot smoother! Additionally, we are going to buy buttons and posters so we can promote our event to the public. Our group will make shirts as well so that we can feel more like a team.This will give our team its own customized swag. Finally, we will cater at our event in order make our screening comfortable and inviting for the members of our community.