TV Picks: “Underwater Dreams” documentary airing on MSNBC – July 20th by Jeb Bush Jr, Executive Producer.
You may likely remember the story of the Carl Hayden High School kids – undocumented immigrant children from the Phoenix desert who, with the encouragement of two amazing dedicated teachers, beat MIT and every other top university entrant at the college-level Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV Competition.
Executive Producer Jeb Bush, Jr. and Boston Producer/Director Mary Mazzio brought this documentary to light. The film will first run in about 100 AMC theaters across the country on Friday, July 11 and NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises will air the doc July 20 on MSNBC and Telemundo, which will simultaneously broadcast a special television version of the film in both English and Spanish. NBCU network mun2 will broadcast it the following day.
The White House announced the project a few weeks ago and the documentary was screened at the Clinton Global Initiative on June 23 and the Aspen Ideas Festival on July 1. It is also headed for LULAC convention on July 8 and NCLR convention later this month.
The film, “Underwater Dreams,” chronicles the story of four teenage boys, the sons of Mexican immigrants, who entered a sophisticated underwater robotics competition, going up against the likes of engineering powerhouse MIT.
The film is produced by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio. Actor Michael Peña is the narrator. Jeb Bush, Jr., is among the executive producers of the project which was funded in part by The Bezos Family Foundation.