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03/29/2013 04:56 pm ET

Jesse Salmeron's 'Dreamer' Film Portrays The Emotional Aspect Of Being Undocumented (TRAILER)

Salvadoran-American writer and director Jesse Salmeron noticed the devastation of DREAMers when the DREAM Act didn’t pass in the winter of 2010, and he thought how better to raise awareness than to make a film about the subject.

“I started writing in January, 2011,” says Salmeron, who also started a Kickstarter campaign which raised more than the goal of $50,000 in 30 days. “It was the DREAMer community themselves that made it successful. I’d say the majority of supporters were DREAMers, and they pushed it on social media.”

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