The other side of the Texas Miracle


They say everything is bigger in Texas, and construction is no exception: a $72 billion industry that accounts for every $20 generated by the state economy, employing one million workers. Building the American Dream uncovers the story of the virtually invisible undocumented workers as they attempt to fight for stolen incomes and life-saving safety precautions in an an uncertain future.

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Funded by the Ford Foundation and the Austin Film Society