Exile Nation: The Plastic People (Official Trailer)
LOS ANGELES, CA – Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of the important new documentary, Exile Nation: The Plastic People, presented by Edward James Olmos who also narrates the film. Written, photographed, and directed by Charles Shaw, the powerful film follows U.S. deportees, struggling to survive in Tijuana, living in cardboard shacks and sewer pipes, in an ever-expanding underworld of exiles. The film’s digital VOD release is scheduled for December 16, 2014 via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Xbox, VUDU, Vimeo on Demand, VHX, Gumroad, Google Play, and others. For additional information, please visit exilenation.org/the-plastic-people.


“This film is as important to American awareness as Bowling For Columbine, Into The Abyss, or Super Size Me.
– Filmmaking Review

“Charles Shaw’s The Plastic People is a loud and clear rallying cry for immigration reform that reveals the everyday suffering behind the statistics. As Charles follows photographer Chris Bava into Tijuana’s notorious “Zona Norte,” it becomes immediately clear that the situation on the border is nothing less than a human rights crisis.” – Brian Duffy, openDemocracy

“Invisible to many locals, ignored by most tourists, and routinely abused by police, the “plastic people” are largely made up of deported immigrants who were deposited in Tijuana, regardless of their country of origin, and resorted to living in the vast gutter plagued by raw sewage, toxic chemicals, discarded needles, disease, and dangerous flash flooding… Exile Nation: The Plastic People offers a harrowing look at the faces and stories of the Tijuana River canal.” ~ Chad Deal, San Diego Reader

“Exile Nation is a close-up look at a group of people without passports who have slipped through the cracks of not just one system but two…. emotionally powerful and provocative.” – Tanja M. Laden, LA Weekly

A percentage of the film’s proceeds are being donated to:
• Padre Chava Homeless Shelter
• Prevencasa Harm Reduction Program

Credits –
Director: Charles Shaw
Executive Producers: Edward James Olmos, Tiffany Naiman
Producers: Chris Bava, Ronnie Pontiac, Charles Shaw, Tamra Spivey, DJ Turner
Cinematography: Charles Shaw, Jorge Nieto, Javier Godinez Mondragon
Still Photography: Chris Bava
Narrator: Edward James Olmos
Music: Random Rab, Tijuana Cartel, Lights Out Asia

Also produced by Lucidity Productions and Filament Features.

Links –
• Film’s Devolver Page – devolverdigital.com/films/view/exile-nation-the-plastic-people
• Official Site – exilenation.org/the-plastic-people
• Trailer – youtube.com/watch?v=xmQbUkx-tX8
• IMDb – imdb.com/title/tt2952438
• Facebook – facebook.com/ExileNationThePlasticPeople
• Random Rab – randomrab.com
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For more information, photos, a screener, or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201, [email protected].
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