In the shadow of Texas’s lucrative building boom, immigrant workers are on a downward spiral to poverty, illness, and death. Building the American Dream explores intimate stories from the frontlines of the construction industry, as undocumented immigrants fight for their basic rights.
Chelsea Hernandez is a Mexican-American filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on the unique perspectives of various issues and topics through the lens of ordinary people who challenge the... more»
Independent documentary filmmaker based in Austin Texas, Marcy Garriott produced and directed award-winning film Inside the Circle, and produced The Least of These, and An Unreal Dream:... more»
Born in Mexico City and a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, Marisol has produced projects that closely relate to the filmmakers’ cultural diversity and personal interest. She has... more»
Mario Troncoso is a 9-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Producer and Director of the documentary series Arts In Context (PBS) and Executive Director of The Documentary Society (Doculab).... more»