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Two legendary filmmakers reflect on their careers traveling around the world to tell people's stories.

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The filmmakers of Well-Founded Fear discuss the difficulties they faced while making a film about political asylum applicants.

  • Updated on February 20, 2015

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Until Feb. 9, 2016

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Well-Founded Fear

Premiere Date: June 5, 2000

Streaming Dates: Feb. 9, 2015 – Feb. 9, 2016

Filmmakers: Shari Robertson, Michael Camerini Bio | Interview


Shari Robertson
Shari Robertson
Michael Camerini
Michael Camerini

Critical Acclaim

Groundbreaking, as well as devastating … If it's life-and-death drama you're looking for, with entire futures hinging on a few words, this is the place to go.

— Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

One of the most talked-about and attended films at the Sundance Film Festival … we're taken behind the bulletproof glass, through the locked doors, under the fluorescent glare, down the forbidding hallways, and into the offices of the INS agents themselves.

— Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

Sometimes the most engrossing television is also the hardest to watch … the viewer who sticks with it ends up rewarded but deeply rattled, on several levels.

— Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

... Occasionally there comes along a programme that's simply humbling... I haven't seen anything to touch this...

— Gerard O'Donovan The Daily Telegraph, London

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