Apr 19, 2019 • 21M

Honoring Their Immigrant Roots, Entrepreneurs Combine Impact Investing And Film - #1099

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Devin Thorpe
Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Andrew Leon Hanna, 27, and David Delaney Mayer, also 27, became fast friends at Duke, based, at least in part, on their shared status as descendants of immigrants they have known. After years of searching, the pair settled on starting a social enterprise called DreamxAmerica to write an empowering narrative of immigrants, creating a film production company that would tell the story of immigrant entrepreneurs and invest in their businesses. Hanna, a Harvard Law student, is a first-generation Egyptian-American. Mayer’s grandfather was a refugee from Germany following World War II; his great grandfather was killed in Auschwitz. The new enterprise is not only personal but timely. “Immigrants are too often portrayed in the media one-dimensionally as victims or villains—not as the strong, creative, inspiring human beings they truly are,” Hanna notes. Media narratives around immigration are often highly polarized. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Click the following link to learn my insider secrets to media publicity for social impact: http://bit.ly/75offmedia.