Image by Marten Bjork


The facility stands astride one of the largest movements for racial justice in history, and a global pandemic that has claimed the lives of far too many. This detention center is a monument to a culture of racial dehumanization and gross profiteering, and as a black filmmaker, I feel a personal responsibility to help expose the systems that brutalize black and brown lives with impunity. The documentary aims to bring a local perspective to the devastating consequences of our immigration policy, and offer a microcosm of what is being done to communities across this country.