Building the American Dream – Clip from Chelsea Hernandez on Vimeo.

Directed by Chelsea Hernandez.

Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. The film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. It premiered at SXSW in 2019 and aired on PBS on September 2020.

Nominated for Emmy in Outstanding Business and Documentary Emmy!

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