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The Least of These
The Least of These
Actors: Barbara Hines, Vanita Gupta, Michelle Bran√?¬©
Director: Clark Lyda;Jesse Lyda
Genres: Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 2min

The Least of These 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 houses immigrant children and ...  more »


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Actors: Barbara Hines, Vanita Gupta, Michelle Bran√?¬©
Director: Clark Lyda;Jesse Lyda
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Politics
Studio: Indiepix
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/15/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 2min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A touching film on a timely issue
G. Uhlin | 04/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With Arizona passing tough immigration laws and Obama promising to tackle immigration reform, this touching documentary is more relevant than ever, and it nicely shows the human stories behind the policy decisions of federal and state governments. The Least of These certainly doesn't preach to the choir on immigration. It gives a fair and decidedly nonpartisan take on the human impact of family detention centers like the T. Don Hutto facility, and leaves the viewer to decide the best course of action. If there is anything the film advocates for, it is transparency, public awareness, and the merits of local activism. I would recommend it highly."
A powerful reminder of just how bad our policies can get ...
Jennifer Walker | 04/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is a powerful testament to the reason that we must have policies that are pro-active rather than reactive. It elucidates how our country's reactionary response to security concerns resulted in grave human rights violations for families who were already fleeing persecution when they arrived at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center. The argument that jailing refugees, rape victims and babies was necessary for our national security simply dissolves under the light of the cameras here. In the end, many of the detainees win their hard-fought claims for asylum, and they and the advocates portrayed in the film provide a victorious ending to a very upsetting story. Every American who values civil liberties and respect for human rights should see this film."