Beyond the American Dream is the upcoming documentary film based on the life of Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center For Housing. In a single, defining moment, Fuller, a millionaire entrepreneur and only 29 years of age, chose to walk away from his life of affluence.
He and his wife, Linda, decided to leave behind a lifestyle that most people spend a lifetime chasing. Selling their company, giving away their money and divesting themselves of their material possessions, they set out to renew their relationship, re-evaluate their decisions, and find a higher purpose for their chosen path in life.
Fuller and his wife devoted themselves to helping the poor by creating Habitat for Humanity, a worldwide movement. With intelligence, a relentless work ethic and extraordinary charisma, Fuller reinvented philanthropy by inspiring others to donate money, material, and labor to build homes with low-income families. Before he died, his pioneering idea and crusading determination led to the construction of homes for more than 1,000,000 people in over 100 countries.
Although Fuller’s legacy lives on in the exponential growth of both organizations, his loss has never the less impacted them. Beyond the American Dream aims to tell the story of this remarkable man and lend renewed passion to his dream of providing all people with a "simple decent place to sleep".
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