Tale of the American Dream | Documentary

American Dream is the freedom all immigrants dream about.
But does it still exist and did it exist at all?
We're going to find it out.

The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world.
More than 1 million immigrants arrive in the U.S. each year.
People are literally dreaming about life in the United States but it's not really easy to get here.

It takes years for some people to get a visa, win a green card or get a citizenship. And even when you have permission to move to the US, you need to make enough money to buy a plane ticket and afford a few months rent.

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TALE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM (STILLS)

Most immigrants take any jobs they can to survive meanwhile they are considered as jobtakers. But people that consider them as jobtakers forget one important fact.

219 companies in the Fortune 500 list had immigrant roots: 102 of those companies were founded by immigrants, and 117 companies were founded by the children of immigrants. Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants or children of immigrants employ more than 14.8 million people worldwide.

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IMMIGRANTS COME BECAUSE THEY ARE SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES.
THEY WANT TO CREATE, TO IMPROVE.

We interviewed immigrants from different countries (starting with Zimbabwe and Ukraine) and people born in the United States to show different opinions on topics about opportunities in America. Does these opportunities exist for everyone despite age, race, gender and your background or are there any problems that need to be fixed? And what do you really need to do to achieve your goals in the United States?

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