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My Brothers Dream Awake Mis Hermanos Sueñan Despiertos

  Claudia Huaiquimilla

  Chile     85 minutes


Intelligent and thoughtful Ángel is fiercely protective of his younger, more fragile brother Franco. The two have already been incarcerated for a year at a provincial juvenile detention center. They spend their days going to class, playing soccer, talking about girls, and imagining a bright future….beyond the prison walls. Although the siblings have been charged with a petty crime and have more than served time, legal complications prevent their release–until a parent or guardian claims them, they can only dream of a life outside. How long can they remain in this destabilizing limbo and at what cost? Inspired by director Claudia Hauiquimilla’s experiences working with marginalized youth, My Brothers Dream Awake is a moving requiem for stolen youth.

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 14 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Special Event

Fri, Oct 15 @ 4:00pm CDT

Livestream Q&A with director Claudia Huaiquimilla.

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Film Credits

  •   Pablo Greene Flaten & Mariana Tejos Martignoni
  •   Claudia Huaiquimilla & Pablo Greene
  •   Andrea Chignoli & María José Salazar
  •   Karla Molina
  •   Mauro Veloso (ACC)
  •   Iván Cáceres, César Herrera, Paulina García, Andrew Bargsted
  •   Lanza Verde in co-production with Inefable
  •   http://meikincine.com/films/mis-hermanos-suenan-despiertos