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Well-Founded Fear

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Politics & Government, Social Issues
  • Director:Shari Robertson


Originally shown as part of the "POV" series on PBS, Well-Founded Fear examines the United States' system for granting political asylum and the refugees caught within it. Following several pending cases at the U.S. Immigration Office, Camarinie and Robertson give a behind-the-scenes view of how immigration lawyers determine who will receive political asylum. What the documentary reveals is a system fraught with contradictions and impossibilities. Faced with the unenviable task of separating truth from...more