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New Trailer Released

April 05, 2013

New Trailer Released for The Dream is Now Documentary Film

Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim to Screen Film About America’s Broken Immigration System in Washington, DC on April 10; Film Shares Stories of Undocumented Youth and Their Families

Silicon Valley, CA – The Dream is Now (www.thedreamisnow.org) campaign today released the trailer for a new documentary film exploring America’s broken immigration system. The film, produced by Davis Guggenheim ("Waiting for Superman" and "An Inconvenient Truth"), tells the stories of undocumented youth and their families who are desperate to earn their citizenship in the only country they've ever called home, the United States of America. The 30-minute film will premiere on April 10 with a special screening in Washington, DC to keep the focus on Congress to pass immigration reform. To view the trailer, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUx62UBoOoU.

Following the Washington, DC, premiere, The Dream is Now will screen the film on college campuses and in communities across the country as part of the campaign to make sure the principles of the Dream Act are passed by Congress. The campaign, spearheaded by the Emerson Collective, an organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, and Davis Guggenheim, urges the public to sign its online petition in support of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for America’s immigrants.

“Our campaign is going to do everything possible over the next several months to promote common sense immigration reform that will fix our country’s broken immigration system,” said Guggenheim. “Over the course of reporting and filming the 30 minute documentary, The Dream Is Now, we have heard humbling and compelling stories that we are confident will put a human face on this issue. We're really looking forward to sharing the film over the next month with both legislators and everyday citizens.  By highlighting the problems faced by Dreamers and showing the economic benefits of fixing our immigration system, we hope to broaden support for common sense immigration reform in this country.”

Some of the central subjects featured in the documentary will travel to Washington, DC, for meetings on Capitol Hill and to participate in the screening, which will be followed by a panel discussion with Guggenheim, young immigrants, and policymakers. The Dream Is Now will soon announce additional screenings of the film in states and districts of policymakers who are essential to passing immigration reform.

For more information on the campaign visit www.thedreamisnow.org, www.twitter.com/TheDreamisNow, www.facebook.com/thedreamisnow.

The Dream is Now is an effort of concerned citizens who believe we need to fix America’s broken immigration system, giving undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship. The campaign supports common sense immigration reform that includes the principles of the DREAM Act and welcomes everyone —documented and undocumented alike—to tell their stories in words, art, video or photos on the campaign web site -- and sign our petition calling for Congress to pass immigration reform. The time is right. The Dream is now.