gringonextdoor roberto'sdreams

Tuesday, November 9, 7 pm.

ERC Auditorium, Main Campus, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC


Gringo Next Door

Habib Yazdi & Javier Pabon. (USA/Latino, 2009) 15 min.

When Jack fears that his chickens are missing he turns on the only people he thinks to blame – the Hispanic neighbors. The solution is to hire immigrant labor to build a wall between the two homes. A hilarious web of miscommunication ensues in this wildly funny satire. English and Spanish with English subtitles.


Los Sueños de Roberto/Roberto’s Dreams

Rodrigo Dorfman. (USA/Chile, 2009) 90 min.  


Roberto’s Dreams takes its storyline straight out of today’s news headlines. It is now in the grips of an economic crisis. Roberto has been laid off, Angélica is still cleaning houses and their ten year old daughter, Brittany, struggles to mix her Latino roots with her American education. Roberto decides to start the long and perilous journey of owning his own business -- the first Latino “green” cleaning business in North Carolina.  Once again mixing documentary and fiction, director/producer Rodrigo Dorfman shot the film entirely on location in Durham, North Carolina, plunging his main characters deep into the daily life of one of the most vibrant, new Latino communities in the U.S.


With introduction by Directors Habib Yazdi & Javier Pabon and Rodrigo Dorfman