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9500 Liberty (2010)

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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.

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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.

September 9, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.

July 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Park and Byler began as objective documentarians who found this story being pressed upon them. They become advocates and are clear about that.

July 8, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 10, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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?

June 7, 2010 | Full Review…

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.

June 7, 2010

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