Underwater Dreams Airs Today

Photo from www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com
Photo from http://www.underwaterdreamsfilm.com

Underwater Dreams airs on Mun2 and KSTS Telemundo today and tomorrow.  Watch this movie!  You won’t regret it. It is on at 1:00 p.m. on Telemundo today. This is a condensed version of the documentary film about undocumented high school teens in Arizona who give a team from MIT a run for their money in an underwater robotics competition. It’s inspiring, heartwarming and FUNNY. I saw it earlier this week because I was invited by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, which is allied with comprehensive immigration reform and wants to continue to attract more tech companies and innovation to San Francisco. How many brilliant minds are being held back because they can’t go to school or get an ID? Undocumented students generally pay out-of-state or international student tuition rates in college. When they apply for jobs, they don’t have social security numbers and IDs. Yet they’ve been here since they can remember.  These are issues that most Americans don’t even think of, but are everyday obstacles that have a heavy impact in a person’s life.  The film is written and directed by Mary Mazzio, an Olympic athlete (rowing), attorney and now, filmmaker.  One of the producers is Jeb Bush, Jr.  Interestingly, one of the creators of the Apple earbud is also in the movie.  The story is also being made into a film by Lionsgate Pictures, and should come out next year.  If you have time today on your Sunday afternoon, please watch or DVR it. I think that you will find it entertaining and insightful.

By Grace Alano.  Grace Alano is an immigration attorney at The Law Offices of Grace R. Alano in San Francisco, CA. Find Grace Alano on Google+

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