Monday, February 23, 2009
Director Luis Argueta, along with co-producer Vivian Rivas, are in the post-production stage of abUSed - The Postville Raid, a full-length documentary that tells the story of one of the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the United States. By weaving together the personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town directly affected by the events of May 12, 2008, the film presents the human face of the issue of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional human rights. abUSed - The Postville Raid Archives is an audio-visual collection of the interviews recorded in the making of the documentary that will preserve the voices of the victims and witnesses of the events of May 12, 2008.
Click the link above for an 8 minute trailer. It is sobering what we as a nation did in Postville. Will we do it again?