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Nuyorican Dream

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Social Issues
  • Director:Laurie Collyer


Laurie Collyer directs this bleak documentary about the underside of the American dream, fraught with drugs, jail, and abject poverty. Filmed over a five year period, Robert Torres, the eldest of child of the five Torres kids, is the only one to escape his poor Brooklyn upbringing. He graduated from high school, went to college, and landed a job as a teacher and administrator in a bilingual school for disadvantaged kids. Others from the Torres clan have been less successful. Eldest sister Betty, who is...more