A documentary short calling for the repair of "America's broken immigration system" begins the first of two Sunday screenings during September in Orange County this weekend.
The Dream is Now, from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth), is a 30-minute, thought-provoking look at undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they've ever called "home." But besides putting human faces on the contentious immigration issue, the film places the personal stories in the larger context of the danger to this country's future if nothing is done to fix the broken system.
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Originally released in April 2013, the film is shown at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero Drive, Ste. 140, Mission Viejo, and12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine.
Presented by both churches in conjunction with the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, the film is followed each outing by panel discussion with a DREAMer youth, someone recently released from immigration detention, a visitor with the Friends of OC Detainees Visitation program and an immigration-reform advocate, promise organizers.
The public is invited to each free screening. Green cards are not required. Learn more about the movie/movement at thedreamisnow.org.