SFDocFest: BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM

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, from which they are excluded.

Directed by Chelsea Hernandez. USA. 73 mins. 2019.

Co-presented by SF Latino Film Festival and Bay Area Video Coalition

 

 

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