Building the American Dream

1 Hr. 15 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Sponsored by: Patti Keating Kahn and Chuck Kahn

Director Chelsea Hernandez in attendance for 10/30 screening!

Texas is in the middle of a construction boom—cities are growing across the state, with high rises being built and new opportunities abounding. However, this is possible only because of the work of undocumented immigrants who are laboring in abysmal conditions for little pay. This eye-opening doc brings a fresh perspective to the immigration discussion as it highlights the stories of those who are fighting back and striving for their shot at achieving the American dream.


"A scrappy film that's been long-in-the-works, but that work has paid off into a journalistic investigation of the business arguments against better working conditions for day laborers." -


"An eye-opener about the abuse of workers whose immigration status makes them victims." - Hollywood Reporter




About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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