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MUST-WATCH: “Wake Me Up,” Featuring Aloe Blacc and DREAMer Hareth Andrade

by Van Le on 10/23/2013 at 12:17pm

Produced by NDLON, the ABC Foundation, Interscope Records, Unbound Philanthropies, and La Panda:

More about the cast–most of whom have lived or been impacted by the immigrant story:

Hareth Andrade Ayala is a immigrants’ rights leader in the state of Virginia. She has spent her teen years traveling across the nation to share her family’s story, and recently has been fighting to stop her own father’s deportation.

Margarita Reyes is a Los Angeles actress and producer.  Despite being born in the US, Margarita was deported as a child alongside her mother. Much of her work focuses on the issues of Latino and immigrant youth.

Agustín Chiprez Alvarez has been in the US for 18 years. He is a proud father of an infant son and, like in the video, seeks work on Los Angeles day laborer corners to provide for his family. He is a songwriter and first became involved in acting through fellow actor Jose Mangandi at Teatro Jornalero.

Director Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories.

Aloe Blacc is an artist whose song “”Wake Me Up” is Number 1 on the charts in more than 63 countries.

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