Waking Dream shows us the powerful journeys of undocumented young DREAMers with stories of resilience and hope in the face of legal limbo. Meet: Dilan, a Bay Area teacher with an uncertain future who preps underprivileged kids for theirs; Rossy in south Texas where, without DACA, checkpoints would keep her from completing her PhD; and twins John and James, the sons of Filipino immigrants who dream of serving in the US military and want nothing more than "to give back, to protect the people that welcomed us."
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Director and Producer
Director of Photography
William Ryan Fritch
Series Producer, Indie Lens Storycast
Consulting Producer for ITVS (add as needed)
Supervising Producer for ITVS
Production Coordinator for ITVS
Executive Producer for Independent Lens
Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer Waking Dream is a co-production of iNation Media and INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE (ITVS), with funding provided by the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING (CPB)
Additional Sound Recording
Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer
Jeremiah Moore Sound, Hyde Street Studios
Title Design and Animation
Justine Jacob, Focus Media Law Group
Footage and News Coverage Provided by
NBC Bay Area
NPR Morning Edition
Stills Provided by
John and James, and their family
Rossy Evelin Lima
Poetry Written and Performed by
Rossy Evelin Lima
The filmmakers would like to thank:
All Waking Dream participants and their families
Waking Dream’s 270+ backers on Kickstarter
The staff at Immigrants Rising
Social Justice Collaborative
The Doc Factory
Sebastian Lasaosa Rogers
Katina Papson Rigby
Naiya Esperanza Rigby
Additional Funding Provided by
The Werner-Kohnstamm Family Giving Fund
“I’m Gonna be an Airborne Ranger” from the musical album
“Workout to the Running Songs of the U.S. Military Vol. 1.”
Produced by Documentary Recordings, Inc.
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