Fighting for Freedom (film)
|Fighting for Freedom|
|Directed by||Farhad Mann|
|Written by||Chris Loken|
José María Yazpik
Patricia De León
Loken Mann Productions
Fighting for Freedom is an American drama film written by Chris Loken and directed by Farhad Mann. Starring Kristanna Loken, Bruce Dern, José María Yazpik and Patricia De León. The film premiered in New York on September 12, 2013 at the Fairview Plaza Cinema 3. It had its Los Angeles premiere October 18, 2013 at the Laemmle NoHo 7. On December 3, 2013 the film was released on DVD. Loken Mann Productions is the production company for the film. Grand Entertainment Group is the distribution company for the DVD. Fighting for Freedom portrays the complex illegal immigration crisis to meet the Salazar family and the Dobbe family that employs them.
Oscar and Maria Salazar, trapped in Mexico, are denied work visas to return to the U.S. Their plight is further complicated by the birth of a child, Angelina; their other two children, born at Love Orchard, are U.S. citizens. Oscar decides to enter the U.S. illegally. He and Maria, carrying Angelina, skirt death crossing the treacherous Arizona desert. Their hazardous journey is juxtaposed alongside that of Dobbe daughter Karen, a rising star in an arch conservative law firm, her journey hazardous to her moral and emotional well-being. The Salazar family arrives safely at Love Orchard... till ICE raids Love Orchard and orders a Deportation Hearing for the now three year old Angelina! The Angelina Salazar case, a definitive microcosm of the U.S. illegal immigrant controversy, is taken all the way to Washington by the reoriented Karen; who, by opting to defend Angelina, befuddles her predatory boss, makes up with her estranged father, and converts her conservative counterpart into her relatively liberal lover. Fighting For Freedom has a healthy dash of political satire, some light and lovely moments along its entertaining way, akin to another such socially conscious, morally infused film, Erin Brockovich.
- Kristanna Loken as Karen
- Bruce Dern as Christian Dobbe
- José María Yazpik as Oscar Salazar
- Patricia De León as Maria
- Ian Duncan as Jake Grove
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