Roadtrip Nation and KQED Announce New Documentary Film “Beyond the Dream”

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Documentary Showcases the Human Struggle and Career Quest Of Three Young Adult Immigrants Living in America

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Career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation is proud to announce their latest documentary film “Beyond the Dream,” broadcasting on American Public Television stations across the country on WORLD on Sunday, June 11 at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Distributed through KQED, “Beyond the Dream” sheds light onto the struggles, achievements, and cautious dreams of three young immigrants, following their journey as they take a road trip across America to gain perspective on their uncertain futures.

As the conversation around immigration continues to dominate American news cycles, one group hangs in the balance —the over 700,000 immigrants currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Beyond the Dream” seeks to cut through the political noise by shining a spotlight on the universally human stories of three such “DACAmented” young adults.

“At Roadtrip Nation, our mission is to empower people to define their own roads in life. Our hope is that the stories we share inspire every person, regardless of religion, nationality, orientation, or status, to see what’s possible in their own lives. We’re proud of the work we do and the range of experiences we represent,” said Mike Marriner, cofounder of Roadtrip Nation.

As the “Beyond the Dream” team winds from coast to coast in a Roadtrip Nation green RV, they periodically sit down with fellow immigrants for authentic conversations about career paths, life choices, and what it truly means to realize the American Dream. During interviews with everyone from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, to actress and author Diane Guerrero, a common theme emerges: no matter the climate, conversation will always be a powerful catalyst for change. As former Goldman Sachs vice president Julissa Arce says in the film, “All of us bring a different perspective to the table—that’s why it’s important for more of us to come out and share our stories.”

By showcasing the stories of immigrants who overcame obstacles and persisted in their fields, Roadtrip Nation hopes that “Beyond the Dream” will dispel myths about young adult immigrants in America, while inspiring people from all backgrounds to define their own roads.

To learn more about “Beyond the Dream,” or to find broadcasts in your area, visit: roadtripnation.com/roadtrip/dreamers.

For social media updates on this project, follow @RoadtripNation and the hashtag #BeyondtheDream on Twitter.

About Roadtrip Nation
Roadtrip Nation, renowned for its New York Times best-selling career guide, award-winning documentary television series, and acclaimed classroom curriculum, is a career exploration organization that creates content, products, and experiences to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers. Combining self-reflection with real-world exposure, Roadtrip Nation’s tools enable youth to connect their interests to relevant life pathways and stay engaged with their futures.
For more information, visit roadtripnation.com and roadtripnation.org.

ABOUT KQED PUBLIC TELEVISION
KQED Public Television, the PBS affiliate that serves Northern California, is one of the country’s most popular public television stations. It brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains, including Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Mystery: Sherlock, American Experience, American Masters, Great Performances, POV, Independent Lens, NOVA and Nature. KQED produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED NEWSROOM, San Francisco Opera, Truly CA and ImageMakers, as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Film School Shorts, Essential Pépin and QUEST. KQED also distributes programming to public media stations across the country including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Roadtrip Nation and Joanne Weir’s Gets Fresh. For more information, please visit kqed.org/tv.

About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. Since 2004, APT has distributed approximately half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Midsomer Murders, Moyers & Company, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, BBC World News, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin’, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched and nationally distributed Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDchannel.org. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create, visit CreateTV.com.

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