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For her follow-up to 1999's [[Feature~V181286~Jesus' Son~jesusson]], director [[Performer~P167755~Alison MacLean~alisonmaclean]] switched gears, teaming with first-time filmmaker [[Performer~P384905~Tobias Perse~tobiasperse]] on Persons of Interest, this documentary on the detaining of Muslim-Americans by the U.S. government. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many Muslim and Arab-Americans were arrested -- often with no charges brought or legal representation provided -- as part of the United States' sweeping War on Terror. Through interviews with detainees and their families, [[Performer~P167755~MacLean~alisonmaclean]] and [[Performer~P384905~Perse~tobiasperse]] attempt to shed light on the issue and detail the experiences of those imprisoned. Persons of Interest screened in competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:January 22, 2004
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