DER Documentary

Dollars and Dreams: West Africans in New York

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by Jeremy Rocklin
produced by Jeremy Rocklin and Abdel Kader Ouedraogo
color, 56 min, 2007

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Dollars and Dreams is a documentary film focused on the pursuits and challenges of numerous West African immigrants as they confront the idea of the American Dream and the reality of the New York experience. Including additional perspective from scholars, authors, and community leaders, the film creates a vibrant portrait of African achievement throughout the city, while exploring the complicated issues African immigrants face as they balance their deep connections to Africa and their enthusiastic commitments to America.

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Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival, NYC, November 2007
92nd Street Y, Africa: Conversations with a Continent film series, NYC, December 2007
FESPACO Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou, 2007
Museum for African Art, New York City, 2008
Society for Visual Anthropology/American Anthropological Association Conference, San Francisco, 2008
International Black DocuFest, Atlanta, GA, 2008

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