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The film-makers behind Netflix’s Immigration Nation talk about the difficulties they faced following Ice, an agency that intimidated them even after production endedIt’s not uncommon for film-makers to end up locked in prolonged squabbles with producers or studios once a production has advanced to the editing suite, wrestling for control over tone and content. Somewhat less common is the predicament that befell Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, in which the two documentarians had to face off against a department of the US government in order to secure final cut privileges. Related: The Swamp: a revealing look into Washington corruption Continue reading…

The film-makers behind Netflix’s Immigration Nation talk about the difficulties they faced following Ice, an agency that intimidated them even after production ended

It’s not uncommon for film-makers to end up locked in prolonged squabbles with producers or studios once a production has advanced to the editing suite, wrestling for control over tone and content. Somewhat less common is the predicament that befell Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, in which the two documentarians had to face off against a department of the US government in order to secure final cut privileges.

Related: The Swamp: a revealing look into Washington corruption

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