Well-Founded Fear


Episode Info

"Well-Founded Fear," a poignant, balanced report about the process of seeking political asylum in the U.S. Filmed in INS offices in New York and New Jersey, the report consists mostly of actual INS interviews with asylum seekers. Granting asylum is anything but routine, and questioning can be tough ("What do you mean by tortured," one man is asked). And lurking behind every interview are what one officer delicately calls "credibility issues."