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      Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties

      2004 1 hr. 9 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 75% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Nonny de la Peña examines the subjugation of American civil liberties following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Some interesting facts are given in this intriguing movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member http://skuthan.blip.tv Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Short but to the point. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A solid piece of agit-prop brought to life with personal accounts... Celebrated documentary filmmaker Nonny de la Peña (“Mama/M.A.M.A.” & “The Jaundiced Eye”) turns her attention to the widespread abuse of civil liberties carried out following the 9/11 attacks under the auspices of the hastily rushed through USA PATRIOT Act in the final volume of the “Un-trilogy” from Exec. Producer Robert Greenwald. The film kicks off with a quick prologue detailing how the controversial bill was rushed through congress read by few if any of those voting on it before going on to examine the effects through the personal stories of U.S. Olympic rower Aquil Abdullah, North Carolina college student A.J. Brown and Syrian exile Safouh Hamoui. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero heads up the line-up of esteemed talking heads including David Lindorff, Barbara Olshansky and Vincent Cannistraro, who are on hand to provide expert commentary, but it’s the personal accounts of A.J. Brown, Andrew O’Connor, Azmat Begg, Aquil Abdullah and the heroic Hamoui Family which shine through. The established filmmaker expertly enlivens an admittedly somewhat stodgy talking-heads style documentary film with some slightly editorialised personal stories which bring the entire production to life and give it a purpose beyond merely documenting the administration’s repeated violations of the constitution. “I am here for the freedom.” Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member VERY INTERESTING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS VIOLATING THE US CONSTITUTION. NO BIG SURPRISE, BUT FASCINATING EVIDENCE IS BROUGHT FORTH. JUST ADD THIS TO THE HUMONGOUS LIST OF REASONS TO DESPISE BUSH Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times De la Pena expertly personalizes the stories of Aquil Abdullah, a 2004 U.S. Olympic rower who happens to be Catholic but turned up on no-fly lists because of his name. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 12, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Filmmaker Nonny de la Peña examines the subjugation of American civil liberties following the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
      Director
      Nonny de la Peña
      Executive Producer
      Robert Greenwald, Earl Katz, Daniel Raskov
      Screenwriter
      Nonny de la Peña
      Production Co
      Public Interest Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 3, 2019
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