A Court TV Original Movie
“Chasing Freedom” tells the story of a young Afghan woman (played by Layla Alizada) who is persecuted by the Taliban for running a school for young girls and the pro bono attorney (played by Juliette Lewis) who reluctantly takes on her asylum case after the woman is detained when she arrives at a U.S. airport in search of refuge.
The film was inspired by a real asylum case handled by a team of dedicated pro bono attorneys for the Human Rights First at Debevoise and Plimpton. It is a sobering depiction of the nearly insurmountable obstacles that asylum seekers face when they arrive in the United States.
For information on the Chasing Freedom Campaign, a national effort aimed at raising public awareness about asylum and detention, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Active Voice website.