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.

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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.

    Sep 9, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.

    Jul 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.

    Jul 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.

    Jun 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?

    Jun 7, 2010 | Full Review…

    Desson Thomson

    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic

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