HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS NOW
Story One: The Game is On (90 MIN), Washington, D.C; Iowa
Summer, 2001: Secret negotiations between the governments of the US and Mexico break into front page news, igniting a national debate on the overhaul of the US immigration system that reflects the country's split over the issue. Advocates see the pro-reform perspective shared by President Bush and Senators Ted Kennedy and Sam Brownback as an incredible alignment of the stars. Then 9/11 attacks shatter any hope of comprehensive reform. But around the country, the issue resurfaces in November's local elections. In a heated city council race in Iowa, we discover the seeds of the battle to come.
Story Two: Mountains and Clouds