This project's funding goal was not reached on May 21, 2010.
About this project
TONY & JANINA'S AMERICAN WEDDING is a feature length cinema verite’ documentary that gets to the heart of the broken U.S. immigration system. After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski's family is torn apart when Janina and their 6 yr old son Brian are deported back to Poland. Set on the backdrop of the Chicago political scene and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the heart of the immigration reform movement, this film follows the family's struggle to be reunited as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the Presidency. Breaking out of the stereotypes, this film tells the untold human rights story of post 9/11, that every undocumented immigrant in America faces today, with the power to open up the conversation for change.
With the recent flurry of national attention around the issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), we are urgently working to finish TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING so that the launch of our film coincides with the push for legislative action. Changes are happening every day in recent weeks. Legislation is being written, meetings with key leaders of both RNC & DNC happened this month. We are trying to maximize these efforts, using the film as a key tool. The majority of the 2010 Latino vote waits in the balance on this single issue. Now, with the untimely death of the Polish President & other key leaders of Poland, Janina & Brian find themselves unable to leave a country with an uncertain future, because of our Catch-22 immigration system.
TONY & JANINA’S AMERICAN WEDDING doesn’t preach to the choir of CIR proponents - it humanizes a polarizing issue by showing the incredible hardship the Wasilewski family faces while trying to navigate our current broken immigration system. This self –financed and distributed film needs to be seen now, and the Wasilewski’s story needs to be heard now.
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With an already completed rough cut, funding support through Kickstarter will go towards the fine cut edit, proper sound mix, color correction and on-line.
Please help by being part of the effort to reunite this family, where our broken immigration system has failed.
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