The "Now This" people have put out some tremendous videos. Most are taken from documentary footage -- often House or Senate testimony, for instance -- with some commentary edited that have been very powerful. Lately, they've done some fictional pieces, to make a larger point. This here is that. Well, sort of.
To be very clear, this is NOT documentary footage. It's a re-enactment. However, all of the words spoken are from from actual court transcripts. But since no cameras are allowed in the courtroom, they've recreated that part. Everything else, though, is on the record, officially.
It's wrenching. Even without one word spoken, it's wrenching. Holding court hearings with little children who have been taken from their parents, and not only are they not all attorneys, they do they not speak English. No words are needed. But here they are.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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