Underwater Dreams: A Film About ‘Grit’

[ 0 ] June 29, 2014 |

Laurie Tisch has made it a mission in her life to help those less fortunate, whether it be bringing healthy food to underserved New Yorkers, or boosting the arts and education efforts.

Now, she’s helping tell the story of four undocumented immigrants that’s also a story about the DREAM Act, STEM education, giving kids a chance and grit. WATCH as Laurie Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, talks to genConnect about her latest film that tells this story:

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Tisch’s latest project, a film called Underwater Dreams, is written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña. It’s an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts – and defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.

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About Laurie Tisch: Laurie M. Tisch is the President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a foundation that builds on a longstanding commitment to enable more New Yorkers to take advantage of the rich opportunities that the [...]
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