Detained in the Desert parallels the lives of two people from different backgrounds; Sandi Sanchez, a second generation Latina, and Lou Becker, an outspoken talk show radio host, whose lives converge in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
When an Arizona police officer racially profiles Sandi, who refuses to show her identification in protest, her act of rebellion sets her on an unexpected course toward immigrant detention. Conversely, three siblings who have just suffered the loss of their brother due to a hate crime influenced by Lou’s radio talk show, kidnap him in hopes of seeking justice.
While Sandi is being transferred to another immigrant detention center, her ICE bus crashes in the desert. She escapes only to end up stranded in the desert. Lou is freed by one of his remorseful kidnappers. Consequently Sandi and Lou meet in the desert and help each other survive. Both Sandy and Lou come to understand the severity of the plate.
This film is 80 minutes, produced in 2013 and is not rated.