Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas
Director: Robert Richter, Catherine Warnow
What do these people have in common: Carlos Fuentes, Thomas Borges, Mrs. Salvadore Allende, Pierre Trudeau, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Regis Debray, Dario Fo and Robert Dâ€™Aubuisson? At one time or another they nave all been denied a visa to enter the United States. All foreigners must have a visa to enter the U.S., and, since the McCarranpWalter Act of 1952, the denial of visas has kept individuals with ideas considered â€śprejudicial to U.S. interestsâ€ť from entering this country. Robert Richterâ€™s straightforward examination of the issue includes interviews with Arthur Miller, William Buckley, Jr., and Susan Sontag, as well as a number of prominent writers (among them Fuentes, Dario Fo and Gabriel Garcia Marquez) who have been subject to the â€śvisa war against ideas.â€ť
Do Not Enter is a terrific film about a subject that has the misfortune of sounding dull. Donâ€™t be fooled.
Playing with and preceding Chile: Hasta Cuando?
- Documentary Feature
- 1987, Sundance Film Festival
- U.S.A., 58 min.