Annabel Park & Eric Byler co-direct, and also appear in 9500 Liberty, an award-winning documentary depicting an immigration culture war in Virginia.
The above scene from the film tells the story of the world's first "interactive documentary," where videos were shared with the public on YouTube as the events unfolded (rather than in retrospect as most documentaries are presented).
The fact-based and trans-partisan approach to the divisive and often hateful debate helped to heal the ruptured social climate of the county. And many say the regular installments on the 9500 Liberty YouTube channel influenced the political outcome as well— leading to the repeal of the nation's first government mandate for immigration status checks based on a subjective standard of suspicion (Alabama's is the second).
9500 Liberty is available on NetFlix and on DVD. Founding Members of the Coffee Party, and new members as well, can obtain a copy of the DVD by renewing or joining before the end of February. The Coffee Party is planning nation-wide house parties with a webcast Q & A later this year.