This film was inspired by true events about a teenage girl that is smuggled and held captive as a domestic laborer and the illegal boy who rescues her that is deported.
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 18, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — “Dreams I Never Had” will screen at the WIND International Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday October 20 at 5:00pm (red carpet from 4:00 – 4:30). The screening will be held at Regency Valley Plaza 6 (6355 Bellingham Ave., North Hollywood, CA). For more information or tickets please visit: www.WindInternationalFilmFestival.com. “Dreams I Never Had” just received an award for “Best Feature Film” At San Pedro International Film Festival.
This film was inspired by true events about a teenage girl that is smuggled and held captive as a domestic laborer and the illegal boy who rescues her that is deported. “Dreams I Never Had” was filmed in Los Angeles, produced by Missing Peace Pictures, Inc. and stars the director and producer Iyad Hajjaj (as Sam Sahal), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween and The Artist) opposite actress Robin Givens (Head of the Class, Boomerang, God’s Not Dead 2 and Head of State). Iyad Hajjaj is the founder and Executive director of Missing Peace Pictures, Inc. He is most recognized from his work on Shooter (USA), Transparent (Amazon Original), Madam Secretary (CBS), The Brink (HBO) and Agent X (TNT), among others… “Dreams I Never Had”, A story by Lisa Savy and Iyad Hajjaj, was written by Lisa Savy, produced by Missing Peace Pictures, and script revisions were made by renowned writers George Saunders and Craig Stiles.
Dreams I Never Had comes at a perfect time, as it shows how undocumented people constantly live a fearful life. The film will also help promote awareness about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“Dreams I never had film is a great film showing the current facts of the bitter part of the society. It is a bold statement of Iyad Hajjaj’s approach to reveal it. Human trafficking is a serious danger to all of us. It might happen to any family anywhere in the world. Those Monsters will get bigger and stronger and women get weaker and weaker, especially young girls. If Directors do not take a courage step forward there might be few people who knows about it and see soon we will ended up to losing our human dignity.
-Dr. Elham Madani, Founder – WIND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Dreams I Never Had explores and attacks the underpinnings of domestic forced servitude through presentation of a true story that unfortunately continues to be true in virtually every major city in the world. Our central character, Layla, embodies the millions that suffer suppression of freedom and human dignity which continues in a time when such exploitation should have long been irradiated”
-Producer/Director, Iyad Hajjaj
Missing Peace Pictures is a film production company dedicated to producing projects that promote peace and love around the world. Currently developing a home invasion film (Ten and A Half Minutes) also based on true events. “We hope to have James Franco Play a lead role in the film”, Iyad Hajjaj president of Missing Peace Pictures said.
More info about the actual events can be seen on social media: i.e. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/03/28/chino-hills-homeowner-recou … -shooting/.
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