Out of Status (2007)

Out of Status
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 5mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sanjna Singh Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Emily Rosdeitcher Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Pia Sawhney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ya-Hsuan Huang Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Cielito Pascual Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Rachel Billes Sullivan Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kathryn Barnier Editor n/a 172 7000002
John Grant Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Will Peckenham Original Music Music 120838 8000003
Vijay Iyer Music n/a 120781 8000002
Marcello Fracassa Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kathryn Barnier Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Sanjna Singh Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jan Ting Actor n/a 1 1000005
Fareed Zakaria Actor n/a 1 1000004
Nancy Morawetz Actor n/a 1 1000003
Robert Kuhnreich Actor n/a 1 1000002
Joanna Habib Actor n/a 1 1000006
Norman Eng Actor n/a 1 1000007
Pia Sawhney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sanjna Singh Director n/a 2 2000002
Pia Sawhney Director n/a 2 2000001
Molly Short Actor n/a 1 1000008
Michael Wishnie Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Four Muslim families' lives are dramatically changed after 9/11. Carma, an American citizen, saw her husband Akram arrested from their home and deported to Egypt. Akram lived in Pennsylvania, worked legally to support his family and waited to adjust his status. Two days after 9/11, Salem, an American citizen, was detained for 40 days and held in solitary confinement for allegedly stealing a rental car. Hakim, an Algerian, has permanent residency papers pending with the INS. After 9/11 he was placed in deportation proceedings, despite being married to a US legal resident. Hakim has a one-year old son who was born in Brooklyn. The Rahmans, also from Brooklyn, fled to a refugee shelter in Buffalo, New York to seek asylum in Canada. They face persecution in their native Bangladesh, but were afraid of enforcement measures in the US. Along with 15,000 others from Brooklyn, they left their homes and lives rather than face the prospect of being deported by authorities.