I Lost My Dream
A film by, Stefan Hunt
Moacir’s dreams stray from typical boyish fantasies of superheroes and pirates. He wants nothing more than to escape his Nicaraguan life of poverty and abuse to live the American dream. The mission north teaches Moacir that unlike many childhood narratives, dreams don’t always come true, but the journey can teach you lessons far greater.
‘I Lost My Dream’ is a short film chronicling the true story of Moacir Zeledon. Moacir’s journey is an uplifting anecdote in the greater narrative that is humankind’s pursuit of happiness. The film premieres online the public on November16th, 2015.
From a life of poverty and abuse in Nicaragua, Moacir fled to pursue the American dream. Along the way inflexible immigration laws and abandonment leave him alone in the Mexican city of Tapachula. It is here where he first meets Pam and Alan Skuse at children’s refuge Misión México, and the radical transformation of his life begins.
Director Stefan Hunt is a Sydney based film maker with a passion for telling stories addressing social injustices, especially those affecting children. Stefan has been affiliated with Misión México 2009 when he directed the award winning documentary ‘Somewhere Near Tapachula’, raising over $100,000 for the children’s refuge in 2010. ‘I Lost My Dream’ has already been awarded Best Picture at DC Adventure Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at Sydney’s Indie Film Festival.
Based in Tapachula, Mexico, Misión México children’s refuge was formed in 2000, and is run by Australian couple Pam and Alan Skuse, who have cared for over 250 disadvantaged, abandoned and abused.
Photos by, Robbie Warden
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