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9500 Liberty is a 2009 documentary film about the struggle over immigration in Prince William County, Virginia. It was directed by Annabel Park and Eric Byler.

9500 Liberty
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Directed byAnnabel Park
Eric Byler
Produced byAlex Rigopulos
Chris Rigopulos
Music byMichael Brook
CinematographyEric Byler
Jeff Man
Edited byEric Byler
Release date
  • November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) (SLIFF)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States



The film chronicles an eight-week period wherein an "Arizona-style" immigration crackdown was implemented and quickly repealed. 9500 Liberty began as an "interactive documentary," allowing its viewers to not only comment, but to help determine direction and additional coverage of the story, which was uploaded to a YouTube channel[1] as footage was shot. These videos were combined with additional unreleased footage (including the directors' attempts at citizen journalism and civic duty amidst an antagonistic climate) to create the documentary.

Release and ReceptionEdit

9500 Liberty garnered four film festival awards, and was released theatrically in select cities; it was picked up by MTV Networks for a Sept. 26, 2010 cable premiere.


  1. ^ 9500 Liberty YouTube Official YouTube channel

Further readingEdit

  • Burr, Ty (September 10, 2010). "Movie review: 9500 Liberty". The Boston Globe.

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