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Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) »

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National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women »

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Physicians for Human Rights »

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Chasing Freedom is a compelling Court TV drama that follows Libby Brock (Juliette Lewis), an ambitious securities lawyer who reluctantly takes on a pro bono case through the Lawyers Committee on Human Rights. Her client is Meena (Layla Alizada), a young Afghan woman who, fearing for her life, fled the oppressive Taliban regime to request asylum in the US. Although she has committed no crime, Meena is detained by immigration authorities and suffers for months in a prison-like detention center while she and Libby navigate the circuitous route of the political asylum process.
Learn more about asylum with the Chasing Freedom campaign
The Chasing Freedom campaign focuses public attention on what goes on behind the locked doors of immigration detention centers and the obstacles detained asylum seekers face in their quest for freedom in the United States.

The Campaign offers key resources to:

Enable community-based organizations to sponsor their own screenings of Chasing Freedom.
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Make it easy for inspired viewers of Chasing Freedom to learn more about asylum and human rights issues, and get involved.
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Help law schools, law firms and legal clinics generate interest in asylum law and recruit pro bono attorneys-one of the most crucial needs of detained asylum seekers.
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Attend sneak preview event in San Francisco January 15, 2004!
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On CourtTV
Monday, January 19th, 9pm

Saturday, January 24th, 9pm
Tuesday, January 27th, 10pm
Sunday, February 22nd, 9pm