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Appreciating "The New Immigrant Experience" by Felipe Salles

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0:00 - [MUSIC PLAYING]

0:05 - There's a lot of people who don't even

0:07 - know who Dreamers are.

0:09 - Or don't even understand what immigrants

0:12 - have to go through adapting to a new culture.

0:16 - It is a conversation with Dreamers about their struggles

0:22 - and about growing up undocumented

0:27 - in America expressed through video and music.

0:33 - I think the music in itself is very emotional.

0:36 - And it tries to draw people into the conversation.

0:42 - Each movement tells a different story of a different person,

0:45 - their struggles.

0:47 - And it's pretty intense.

0:48 - [MUSIC PLAYING]

0:54 - I felt very terrified when I got the Guggenheim,

0:58 - because I really felt like I had a responsibility of doing

1:02 - something really important.

1:05 - I am a lawyer by training, but I am currently the first Dreamer

1:09 - to ever run for office in the state of New York.

1:11 - I got an education on the issues.

1:14 - And I feel like that is the way to go forward,

1:17 - is to educate other people.

1:20 - I hope that people will see the undocumented immigrants

1:25 - in a different light.

1:26 - I'm a person of the world, and I'm a human being.

Appreciating "The New Immigrant Experience" by Felipe Salles

Uploaded May 9, 2019

Uploaded May 9, 2019

Salles' Guggenheim Fellowship project premiered in April, 2019