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Unconstitutional [electronic resource]: Examining the Patriot Act

Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Locked up indefinitely? No lawyer? No trial? If you think this can't happen to an American citizen, think again. Since 9/11 and the adoption of the Patriot Act, America has faced a fearsome erosion of civil liberties. This big-budget documentary reveals how paranoia, fear, and ethnic profiling have led to the subjugation of America's constitutional rights. Made for a theatrical release by Hollywood director Robert Greenwald, Unconstitutional exposes how the Patriot Act, meant to defend America, is actually leaving the country more vulnerable to future terrorist attacks. Officials acknowledge that the policies heralded by the act are isolating and antagonizing the very communities the nation needs to engage.
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Run Time
66 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 07, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Examining the Patriot Act
  • Responding in Panic (1:38)
  • Last Minute Draft Before Vote (2:14)
  • Are We Safer? (2:15)
  • Hold Until Clear Policy (2:12)
  • Detained after 9/11 (3:34)
  • Detained Under Patriot Act (3:23)
  • Law Enforcement Based on Stereotypes (1:38)
  • Less Safe under Patriot Act (2:08)
  • Inspector General Report on Unconstitutional Deportation (2:45)
  • Avoiding the Law (2:50)
  • Guantanamo Detainees (4:58)
  • Lower Standards of Justice (3:16)
  • Illusion of Interagency Collaboration (3:04)
  • Detained Under Material Witness Statute (3:36)
  • National Security Claim (2:23)
  • Silenced by the Patriot Act (2:36)
  • Sneak and Peek Warrants (2:04)
  • Challenging Peace Groups (4:26)
  • No Fly List (3:18)
  • Terrorism Information and Prevention System (3:11)
  • "Shaking the Trees" (2:09)
  • Destruction of Civil Liberties (1:19)
  • Resolutions Against the Patriot Act (2:50)
  • Model Democracy (2:04)
  • Credits: Unconstitutional: Examining the Patriot Act (1:57)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2004.
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49977 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (66 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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