october, 2019

thu17oct7:15 pm11:50 pmBuilding the American Dream7:15 pm - 11:50 pm View in my timeViolet Crown MediumEvent Type :Documentary Feature



Thu, Oct 17, 2019 07:15PM

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