Joe Arpaio Laughs as a Little Girl Cries
You remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio, our bete noir before Russell Pearce ascended to the state Senate presidency?
Well, Sand Land's smarmy, strutting, pseudo-lawman takes top bill along with little Katherine Figueroa in a recently-released teaser for the documentary Two Americans, which is currently in post-production.
Filmmakers Dan DeVivo and Valeria Fernandez contrast Figueroa's activism on behalf of her parents -- arrested during a 2009 Maricopa County Sheriff's Office raid on a Phoenix car wash -- to Arpaio's never-satiated ego and lust for attention.
Needless to say, Arpaio's ruthless drive for media doesn't fare too well when measured against Figueroa's quiet determination to aid her parents.
You may recall Figueroa from Dennis Gilman's YouTube video at the time, which showed her pleading for President Obama's help in getting her mom and dad back. Figueroa also later testified at a Congressional hearing chaired by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva.
DeVivo is the talented documentary-maker behind the seminal, award-winning film Crossing Arizona. Fernandez is one of the most dedicated and tireless reporters in Phoenix. She works for several outlets, including CNN.
Together they make a killer team. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product.
And if you want to help them finish the project, you can make a donation on help them by buying a copy of Crossing Arizona, here.