Hope College will present the documentary film “What Happens to a Dream Deferred” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in conjunction with national Hispanic Heritage Month.
The film’s director, writer and producer, Scott Boehm, and cast will be present for a question-and-answer session with the audience after the screening.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
“What Happens to a Dream Deferred” is an intimate portrait of a day in the life of two DACA recipients, José Adrián Badillo Carlos and Osvaldo Sandoval, graduate students at Michigan State University whose lives were thrown into limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Sept. 5, 2017.
Boehm is an assistant professor of Spanish and global studies and affiliated faculty in the Film Studies Program at Michigan State University as well as the director of the MSU Latinx Film Festival. He studied screenwriting at La Factoría del Guión in Madrid, Spain and has worked as a script consultant on several films, including “The Cliff” (Helena Taberna, 2016) and “Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads “(Safoi Babana-Hampton, 2017). “What Happens to a Dream Deferred” is his directorial debut.
More information is available at dacafilm.com.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The presentation and discussion are sponsored by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion in cooperation with Tulipanes, Latin Americans United for Progress and Hope’s Latino Student Organization.
The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is located at 115 E. 12th St., at the center of the Hope campus between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street. Schaap Auditorium is on the building’s lower level near the southwest corner.