full movie All Americana (Dream Act Short Film) - Stephen Dypiangco

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An immigrant high school student from East LA fights to keep her dream of going to college alive.

After being accepted to a top university, ambitious honors student Marta learns she does not qualify for financial aid. With her working class immigrant family unable to pay her tuition, the determined teenager sets out on a journey across Los Angeles to find a way to keep her college dream alive. Through this experience, Marta forms a new and unexpected connection with her community and discovers the power of solidarity and protest.

Inspired by the DREAM ACT, this short film was commissioned by the Center for Community Change.

Writer/Director/Editor: Stephen Dypiangco
Cinematographer: Will Beckley

*Selection San Diego Latino Film Festival 2009
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