The least of these / Glass House Productions and La Sonrisa Productions present ; directors, Clark Lyda and Jesse Lyda ; producers, Marcy Garriott, Clark Lyda and Jesse Lyda
DVD | IndiePix | 2009
1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Director of photography, John Fiege ; editor, Amy Foote ; music by Adrian Quesada, Explosions in the Sky, James Levine.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Widescreen format (1.78:1).
Special features : Epilogue; Trailer; Deleted scenes; Festival Q&A excerpts; Center for American Progress Interview & Panel discussion; Breakthrough's "Restore fairness"; Resource guide.
"Takes a penetrating look at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former medium-security prison that re-opened in 2006 as a prototype family detention center. The facility was to house immigrant children and their parents from around the world who were awaiting asylum hearings or deportation proceedings. As information about troubling conditions at the facility began to leak out, activist attorneys sought to investigate and address the issues. In telling the story of their quest, the film explores the role (and limits) of community and legal activism in bringing about change. The film leads viewers to consider how core American rights and values - protection of children, presumption of innocence, upholding the family structure as the basic unit of civil society, and America as a refuge of last resort - should apply to immigrants, particularly children" -- Container.
GMD: DVD videorecording.
Restore fairness : bring back due process to the immigration system.
U.S. detention of asylum seekers : seeking protection, finding prison.
Locking up family values : the detention of immigrant families.
Jailed without justice : immigrant detention in the USA.