Talento Bilingue de Houston and Camara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston present a screening of In Search of the American Dream, a cinematic feature that depicts the ramifications of illegal immigration and the effects on an Americanized family.
How far would you go to keep your family together? Directed by Baldemar Rodriguez, In Search of the American Dream is a story of the Martinez family, 5 children and their adult brother, as they desperately race across Texas for survival. Their parents, undocumented for 30 years, were caught, arrested, and thrown in jail in one fell swoop – deportation is only a matter of time. In Search of the American Dream tells a story of one family torn apart, and the fear and agony the children are forced to bear alone.
Meet the cast and crew of In Search of the American Dream, as well as renownd author Hipolito Acosta, former District Director of INS at the US Embassy in Mexico City, in charge of all INS operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and District Director in Houston.
Ms. Acosta will also be signing her book, The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Crime Cartels, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
$5 of every ticket sold and each book purchased will be donated to CELH scholarships.
2014/05/30 - 2014/05/30
Additional time info:
6:30pm – cocktail party and book signing
8:00pm – film screening