The Language of Dreams/A Linguagem Dos Sonos
The Language of Dreams/A Linguagem Dos Sonos is a fairytale educational documentary which will share stories of 15 residents of Fall River, Massachusetts who brought their dreams to fruition. Once the second largest cotton print producer in the world, residents of this former milltown now face skyrocketing unemployment, crime, and opiate use.
We hope this film will provide role models for youth, celebrate the rich cultural history of a city with the largest Portuguese population in the US and contribute to a new perspective on former US industrial cities.
Great stories to be shared include: David Reitzas, 5-time Grammy award winning music engineer/mixer; Joe Raposo, Portuguese American songwriter for Sesame Street; Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef; Michaela Gagne, Miss Massachusetts in 2006, underwent child cardiac surgery, and is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association; Ms. Evelyn Moniz, 93-years-old, won numerous awards for her organizing work including a Congressional Award and the Silver Needle Award; Dr. Viera first Portuguese woman to receive an American medical degree and first woman medical examiner in Massachusetts and many more.