9500 Liberty (2010)
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Critic Reviews for 9500 Liberty
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.
A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.
Park and Byler began as objective documentarians who found this story being pressed upon them. They become advocates and are clear about that.
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.
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?
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.
Audience Reviews for 9500 Liberty
Wait a second...Aren't these people coming into the country illegally? oh that's what makes them ILLEGAL. I don't think you can call yourself a director when you deliver a film that is only shoveling propaganda all over the screen..I'm sure that this is no coincidence that this film was released during the current immigration crisis in this country.
The Titanic didn't lean this far "Left" when it struck the iceberg... Avoid this at all costs unless you believe in open borders and no accountability for one's actions. Just remember, "comprehensive immigration reform" is another way of saying Amnesty!
Not as fair and balanced as the creators think they are being, but it does present both sides to the immigration debate and tell the story competently.
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