/ Modified jan 17, 2014 3:59 p.m.

Independent Lens: The State of Arizona

Witness the tense emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration. Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

ind_lens_st_az_protest-signs_spot Supporters of tough Arizona immigration laws outside the state capitol. (PHOTO: PBS)
This vérité documentary captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Tracking the year after Arizona passed SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law, the film tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue — activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers and others — and depicts a state and its people testing the edges of our democratic values.

Independent Lens: The State of Arizona, Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

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