‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Screening Immigration Reform Film For Congress, Colleges

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The immigration overhaul pending before Congress is picking up more high-profile support as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, bankrolls a new documentary to promote the effort, directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

The immigration overhaul pending before Congress is picking up more high-profile support as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, bankrolls a new documentary to promote the effort, directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The immigration overhaul pending before Congress is picking up more high-profile support as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, bankrolls a new documentary to promote the effort, directed by Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim.

Guggenheim directed Al Gore’s film on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” among others. His new effort, “The Dream is Now,” tells the stories of immigrant youths here illegally. The 30-minute film was screened at the Capitol for members of the House and Senate earlier this week and it will be shown on college campuses and elsewhere in coming weeks.

Guggenheim says he hopes the film will show people what’s really at stake in the immigration fight. It shows youths who want to succeed in America but can’t because they lack legal status.

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