Movies That Matter: Informing Your Vote - "Building the American Dream"

May 15, 2024 - May 28, 2024
START TIME: 12:00 am  |  END TIME: 11:45 pm

Join in for the first in a series of films and discussions that touch on topics relevant to today's voters.


Our first film will be:


"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, of which they are excluded.


After registering, participants will receive a link to view the film online between May 15-28.  After viewing the film, join one of two talk back sessions to discuss the film with other viewers via Zoom.  


Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.


Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m.


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