Abuse of Iranian Immigrants Arriving In Bay Area

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KRON-TV news footage from November 20th 1979 featuring brief scenes from a press conference in which an Iranian student explains that because of issues with his immigration documents: "I was put in the jail for five days. While I was in the jail, I was physically abused." Also includes a short extract of an official being interviewed about how "immigration prisoners" will be housed in Santa Rita jail. It shoud be noted that this report was titled "Iranian Brutality" in the orignal KRON-TV news shot-logs. Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered this 16mm positive film print in August 2017 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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16mm color magnetic sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
local newsfilm
KRON 5362-3-2K

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