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IT WAS NO DREAM · NO FUE UN SUENO

Purcell Carson, director/producer.  with Sonia Gu, Shoichi Hayashi, Olivia Zhang

A group of high school students in New Jersey, stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, gathers virtually to read and discuss Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. The alchemy of the story, in which a young man wakes in his room as a monstrous insect, kicks off a conversation among this cohort of first and second-generation immigrant teens.

This short documents FUTURO, the youth mentoring program at the Latin-American Legal Defense and Education Fund in Mercer County. We are grateful to the students and educators, Tulia Jimenez-Vergara,  Miranda Christ and Ryan Lilienthal, and to the Princeton University ProCES office.