March 25-29, 2020 | Denton, Texas, USA

Building the American Dream  

Sunday, April 14 / 12:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7

2019 | USA | 75 MIN

Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. 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, from which they are excluded.

Director: Chelsea Hernandez (in attendance)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Paired with the short: _____, Texas

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