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  • BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM

    Join us for a viewing of this documentary film directed by Chelsea Hernandez

    Thursday, September 12th, 7:30pm

    at the Avon Theatre, Stamford

    Post-film Q&A with 9-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker Mario Troncoso and attorney, Andrew D. Schau

    About the film:
    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. The film follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice. 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.

     

    About the guest speakers:

    Mario Troncoso is a 9-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, producer and director of the documentary series ARTS IN CONTEXT which airs on PBS, as well as the Executive Director of The Documentary Society (Doculab). With extensive agency and production company experience, Mario has worked for fifteen years on productions across many formats, ranging from advertising to documentaries and fiction.

    Andrew D. Schau is a volunteer attorney who currently heads Building One Community’s wage recovery clinic on behalf of unpaid workers. He previously practiced litigation law in New York at Covington & Burling LLP and at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where he represented life sciences and other Fortune 500 companies. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1980, and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1983.

    Building One Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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