<> provides a gripping view into the lives of three Muslim teenagers in America impacted by the post 9/11 security measure, Special Registration.
Special Registration, put forth by the United States Department of Justice, required men from 25 predominately South Asian, Arab, and Muslim nations to register with the United States Government, with the aim of catching terrorist threats before they did any harm. It did not accomplish this goal. 83,000 men registered, 14,000 were put into deportation proceedings, 0 were charged with a terrorist related crime.
The film introduces Navila, a young woman who fights to free her father from prison detention, Mohammad, a popular high school athlete, who confronts pending deportation, and Hager, a young woman spurred into activism as a result of circumstances.
They represent the tragic and untold stories of thousands of immigrants in the United States, struggling to define a life and livelihood in a country they no longer recognize.