United States 2020, 96 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
The first shot was fired only days after Donald Trump took the oath of office. Since then, the American Civil Liberties Union has been waging a court war against the new administration, which prohibits Muslims from entering the United States, orders immigrant children and toddlers to be imprisoned separately from their parents, prohibits abortions, and chips away at LGBTQ rights.
The filmmakers behind Weiner follow four Supreme Court cases out of over a hundred filed by the ACLU. The lives and fates of the people behind these lawsuits are in the hands of capricious government officials, led by a president who runs a country via Twitter. The legal team is determined to protect people from the rudeness, callousness, racism, and blatantly illegal acts that threaten to become the norm for American society.
Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
Previous Festivals: Sundance