Dreams I Never Had
LAYLA is a 14-year-old girl captive and illegally working for a wealthy family. She lives in squalid conditions in a makeshift room in the garage of their million dollar home. She speaks no English, does not attend school and is forbidden to leave the family’s property. Layla is befriended by EMILIO, the pre-teen son of the Mexican gardener who is also in the country illegally. Emilio teaches Layla to speak, read and write English, even though he himself does not attend school. They meet secretly and their friendship sets off a course of events that will change their lives forever.