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Chasing Freedom (2004)

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A lawyer reluctantly takes on the pro bono asylum case of a woman who has fled the brutal Taliban regieme in Afghanistan and arrived in the United States seeking freedom.

Director:

Don McBrearty

Writer:

Barbara Samuels
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3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Lewis ... Libby
Layla Alizada ... Meena
Bruce Gray ... Philip Laughton
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Judge
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Ruth
Veena Sood ... Adeena
Brian Markinson ... Eric Hoffman
Ali Jhon Ali Jhon ... Amir
Aziza Sindhu ... Deyana
Wajma Soroor Wajma Soroor ... Nazira
Gail Hanrahan Gail Hanrahan ... Shelley
Daniel Libman ... Kevin
Andrew Misle ... David
Stacey Zurburg Stacey Zurburg ... Penny
Rochelle Maitripala Rochelle Maitripala ... Adjufa
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Inspired by a true story, a self-centered corporate lawyer is forced to take on a pro-bono case to help a young Afghan woman seek refuge from the tyrannical regime of the Taliban. Together the two women take on a brutal legal system to win asylum. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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I'm no expert on asylum law, but...
28 January 2004 | by dimstarSee all my reviews

I agree with the poster below that the INS makes the decisions that it needs to make based on the facts presented, and that in the movie, the asylum-seeking process is made much more difficult for the main character because of the fact that she'd disposed of her identification papers back in Afghanistan. However, I don't think this weakens the movie at all. I think it added an important dimension to it by showing that the asylum-seeking process is difficult, even for people who are deserving of asylum, because it's necessary to weed out terrorists and other potential bad apples. The movie didn't come across to me as liberally biased at all.

I agree that Lewis' character was a little over the top, but overall I thought the movie was very well done.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (widescreen)
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