American Sociological Association

Film Review: abUSed: The Postville Raid

AbUSed tells the story of how an immigration raid frightened and economically devastated a small town in Iowa. The film is engaging and students learn not only about what happened on that day but also about the inner workings of immigration law. The film provides various perspectives on what happened in Postville on Friday, May 9, 2008. We hear from faith and community leaders, migration experts, lawyers, employees, shopkeepers, and community members. Sister Mary McCauley and other faith leaders provide a particularly poignant and heartbreaking account of the aftermath of the raid on the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.

Authors

Tanya Golash-Boza

Volume

46

Issue

1

Starting Page

90

Ending Page

92