Time: August 15, 2010 at 7:30pm to August 16, 2010 at 10pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 South Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.9500liberty.com/
Event Type: film, political, discussion
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2010
Directors Eric Byler & Annabel Park
USA, Color, 81 mins
*Sunday 15th: 7:30pm
*Monday 16th: 7:30pm
*There will be a discussion with the filmmakers following the screening
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. Alarmed by a climate of fear and racial division, residents form a resistance using YouTube videos and virtual townhalls, setting up a real-life showdown in the seat of county government.
The devastating social and economic impact of the “Immigration Resolution” is felt in the lives of real people in homes and in local businesses. But the ferocious fight to adopt and then reverse this policy unfolds inside government chambers, on the streets, and on the Internet. 9500 Liberty provides a front row seat to all three battlegrounds.