9500 Liberty (2010)

9500 Liberty

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Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect is an undocumented immigrant. 9500 Liberty reveals the startling vulnerability of a local government, targeted by national anti-immigration networks using the Internet to frighten and intimidate lawmakers and citizens.

Rating: PG
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eric Byler, Annabel Park
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On DVD: Nov 28, 2011
Runtime:

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9500 Liberty is not just about the clash of immigrant Hispanics and white nativists, but about what happens when a community's civic machinery is hijacked by ideologues and extremists -- and what exactly it takes for the silent center to push back.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Boston Globe
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A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.

Full Review… | July 30, 2010
Dallas Morning News
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Park and Byler began as objective documentarians who found this story being pressed upon them. They become advocates and are clear about that.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is such a polemic in favor of open immigration and such an attempt to demonize (through strategic cutting) the anti-immigration forces that it plays more like a propaganda piece.

Full Review… | June 10, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Most of us are good people when we're sitting around the dinner table. What happens to us as soon as we step up to the public podium?

Full Review… | June 7, 2010
TheWrap
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This engrossing documentary traces ugly repercussions in northern Virginia when a resolution is passed requiring cops to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect of being an illegal alien, a la Arizona's subsequent hot-button law.

Full Review… | June 7, 2010
Variety
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