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A short documentary about 4 San Francisco Bay Area foreign entrepreneurs talking about their struggle with the US immigration.
A short documentary about 4 San Francisco Bay Area foreign entrepreneurs talking about their struggle with the US immigration.
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UPDATE: clarifying as I sensed some confusion, the video above is simply a promo/introduction video, the actual footage is well over an hour long, the documentary will be about 25-35min. Please keep donating to help us fund the project!

According to a recent Kauffman study 99% of all US positive job creation in the last DECADE has been fueled by startups. In Silicon Valley, 52% of them were founded or co-founded by foreign entrepreneurs, according to TechCrunch.

In a time of soaring unemployment and tech competition with the rest of the World, foreign entrepreneurs thriving in innovation and employing US citizens are struggling to stay or enter in the US as a result of a tightening policies and arbitrary decisions. Some entrepreneurs have to move their company outside the US where the jobs and the money go.

We decided to investigate and speak out about the issue.

We are:

- Tarik (@tarikjn):
http://mojo.co/team

- Ronald (@ronaldmannak):
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldmannak

- Augusto (@sinzone):
http://www.mashape.com/about/mashapers

- Brian (@brian_wong):
http://about.me/brianwong

Videographer: Basil Galloway

We already started some of the interviews, and are going to complete those and add a table discussion with two angles of view. We need your support to pay for the video and sound equipement, crew as well as editing. This documentary is scheduled for release by the end of December, and could very well be followed by a bigger project.

Thank you for your support!

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