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The Hidden Heart of America's  Immigration Crackdown

In a fading Georgia town, a community recalls its dark past and faces a grim present. An undocumented immigrant, caught in legal limbo and facing deportation, contemplates his future. In the midst of it all, a massive, private immigration prison generates millions in profits. Where these stories meet, the hidden epicenter of America’s immigration crackdown is revealed – a place called Lumpkin, GA.


Best Documentary Short – Reel East Texas Film Festival, Kilgore TX

Best Documentary Jury Award - Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, Tolpuddle, United Kingdom

Best Documentary Audience Award - Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, Tolpuddle, United Kingdom

Winner Best Cinematography Doc Short - Indie & Foreign Film Festival, New York, NY

Official Selection - CineCulture Fresno State Film Series, Fresno, CA


Immigration Film Festival, Washington DC

Respect Human Rights Film Festival, Belfast, Ireland

United Nations Association International Documentary Film Festival, Stanford, CA           

Reel East Texas Film Festival, Kilgore, TX

The Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, FL

Macon Film Festival, Macon GA

Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC

Society for Photography Education Film Festival, Cleveland, OH,

NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival, Edmonton, Canada


Nicholas Manting Brewer is an award-winning documentary storyteller and film editor based out of Los Angeles, CA by way of Augusta, GA. His work has screened at several film festivals, including Sundance, South by Southwest, and the Cleveland International film festival. Nicholas earned his B.A. in Anthropology from New College of Florida and his MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2018, Nicholas co-founded Standard Deviation Productions. He hopes to make films that connect people in an increasingly polarized world.


Catalog # EPF16025; ISBN: 978-1-933724-65-2 ● UPC: 6-82086-16025-2

38 Minutes; Copyright 2019; English, Spanish, English Subtitles

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