Directed By
Joris Debeij
Runtime
Country
USA
Language
English
Category
Matter of Fact Shorts

Making it in America

Alma had dreams as a young girl of going to college. She wanted to do something big with her life. Her dreams shattered when the civil war in El Salvador started. Alma's mother sent her with Coyotes to cross the border in the United States. She gained legal status through political asylum. She found work in the clothing factory of American Apparel. Working here is not her dream at all but she does it to build a new foundation for here family in the United States. She is proud a single mother of three children. Her children are her engine and keep her going every day cause every day is a step towards the future. Which will hopefully be a better one.

Screens as part of The Doc Block.

Tuesday, July 21 at 11:00AM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA) Friday, July 24 at 6:30PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)