***WINNER: 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Arts/Entertainment Programming***
I am an immigrant.
In the fall of 1979 my mom, dad and I came to the United States with two suitcases and a dream. We dreamed that this wild, unknown country would provide us the opportunity to build a home and a future. Living in my aunt’s attic, we learned how to speak English listening to Harry Carey call the Cubs games on a little tv. There were many struggles, ups and downs chasing this dream, but we have made this country our home. This film is a love poem to America, the story of arriving somewhere gritty and raw and turning it into something beautiful, fueled with passion and creativity. I chose to express this through dance and music, because these are the universal languages all our hearts can understand.