october, 2019

fri18oct11:00 am11:50 pmBuilding the American Dream11:00 am - 11:50 pm View in my timeViolet Crown MediumEvent Type :Documentary Feature



Fri, Oct 18, 2019 11:00AM

Violet Crown Medium

Event Details

Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. Building the American Dream captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. Grieving their son, a Mexican family campaigns for a life-and-death safety ordinance. A Salvadorian electrician couple owed thousands in back pay fights for their children’s future. A bereaved son battles to protect others from his family”s preventable tragedy. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream, of which they are excluded.

Director Chelsea Hernandez in attendance

Director: Chelsea Hernandez