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Well-Founded Fear


108 minutes
Source: PBS Home Video

An evocative documentary about what goes on behind the electronic doors of the asylum office at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (now called U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). On this dramatic, real-life stage, American ideals about human rights collide with the nearly impossible task of trying to learn the truth from asylum-seekers. Well-Founded Fear challenges us as viewers to think about whether government institutions reflect our political beliefs, including our level of commitment to protecting individuals from persecution.

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