Monday, April 15, 2013

The Dream is Now Documentary

It’s hard for me to think of a school that serves disadvantaged kids that isn’t in some way impacted by our nation’s insane and inhumane policies toward illegal immigrants (and their children, many of whom weren’t born here (so aren’t American citizens), but only know the U.S. as their home), so this is an important issue – and, given Davis Guggenheim’s past movies ("Waiting for Superman" and "An Inconvenient Truth"), this is likely to be an important documentary.

The Dream is Now airs on MSNBC tomorrow (Sunday) at 4pm EST/1pm PST and will be available afterward on Netflix, iTunes, and this web site.

You can watch the powerful trailer here and the web site has some other video clips:

·      Young “undocumented Americans” go public and tell their stories.
·      The head of the Berkeley math team, Terrence, shows the costs of deporting people like him vs. the value they add to our society here.
·      One of my favorite mayors, Antonio Villaraigosa of LA, talks about the need for reform here.

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