Synopsis:

In the Bay Area, the San Francisco Rapid Response Network, along with sister networks across California, serves as the front line of the local fight back against the current waive federal immigration mandates and propaganda. The network, the first of its kind in the country, maintains a 24-hour hotline where residents can call to report suspected Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in their neighborhood hoping to receive quick legal support. Unexpectedly, the hotline’s volunteers have become stewards for a confused and scared population who are desperate to find answers amid chaos. Using real phone calls, “Enforcement Hours” explores this abstract, faceless world. Anonymous callers, their intentions unknown, punctuate unpredictable movements across San Francisco.

About the Director(s):

Paloma Martinez is an award winning nonfiction filmmaker from Houston, Texas. Paloma began her storytelling career as a labor organizer in her native Texas. With her films, she hopes to empower communities and spark dialogue. In 2018, Paloma was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. Her short documentaries have been broadcast nationally on PBS, featured in The Guardian, The New York Times Op-Docs, and The Atlantic and screened at leading festivals including Slamdance, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, Doc NYC, and San Francisco International Film Festival, winning multiple awards. Paloma is a graduate of the Stanford University Documentary Film MFA program.

Awards:

-Aspen Shortsfest- Jury Award for Documentary
-San Francisco International Film Festival- Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Film

Other Screenings:

-Slamdance Film Festival
-AFI Docs
-Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
-DOXA Documentary Film Festival