Hot Docs: abUSed: The Postville Raid

Hot Docs highlights interesting new documentaries we’ve recently added to our collection.

abUSed: The Postville Raid (DVD 10615) examines what happens to immigrants after a wave of mass deportations. The city of Postville, Iowa heavily relied on undocumented workers for its well-being; when the federal government arrested those workers, the town’s economy dropped into a freefall. This documentary reveals the government’s perceived overreach of power and the aftershocks felt throughout the disintegrating Postville community.

Official description from the film’s website:

Presents the devastating effects of US Enforcement Immigration policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States and serves as a cautionary tale of government abuses.

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