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American Dream (2007)

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How far will you go for the American Dream? 7 years ago Javier Garcia and his wife Victoria came to the U.S. in search of a better life for their unborn child. In that time Javier managed ... See full summary »

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Javier Garcia
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Victoria Garcia
Dennis Foulkrod ...
Bob
Julian D'Valois Ortega ...
Manny
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Pedro
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How far will you go for the American Dream? 7 years ago Javier Garcia and his wife Victoria came to the U.S. in search of a better life for their unborn child. In that time Javier managed to find success in the workplace and has created a solid home for his family. When Javier's loyalty to his people is called into question, which side will he end up on? Written by James Bustamante

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30 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Beautifully written piece
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a moving and well-written short about the struggles two young immigrants encounter as they attempt to make a life in the U.S.

These are "white collar wetbacks," as I heard the writer explain during a showing: upwardly mobile, educated people who have slipped into the country. For anyone who is concerned with immigration issues in the U.S.--whether or not you believe borders should be closed--this should be of interest.

I was very impressed by how much emotion could be included in a short amount of film. The buildup is tight, and the reveal is powerful.

In the end, the star of the show may be the little boy, who was absolutely stirring and believable. I expect to see more from him.


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