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Video: The Facility

Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and release from confinement. Separated from their families, and fearing for their lives, they take bold action. But officials who run the detention center are intent on keeping these men and women silent, and keeping them locked up.

Filmed using the cameras attached to tablets installed inside the detention center cell-blocks, the film is a unique, real-time chronicle of a life in an immigration detention facility, and of a struggle for freedom and accountability.

Director Seth Freed Wessler

Produced by Field of Vision

Running time: 26 minutes

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3 comments on “Video: The Facility

  1. Jolly Watson
    August 16, 2022

    Hope you had a good time.


  2. loranneke
    August 13, 2022

    I’m just wordless. What tragedies. Poor people; poor America, poor humanity…


    • Vox Populi
      August 14, 2022

      Yes, we claim there is no slavery in America, and yet we cage millions of poor people — often for minor crimes.


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