In the years since 9/11, the erosion of individual privacy has become a gnawing concern for many Americans. But while news of the government’s mass surveillance of its own citizens may have come as a shock to white Americans who believed they would be protected under the law, people from marginalized groups were surely less surprised. As journalist Assia Boundaoui recounts in her vital documentary, being watched by the government was normal in the Muslim community of southwest suburban Bridgeview where she grew up. She interviews family members, friends, and neighbors who recall strange men infiltrating their neighborhood for decades: fiddling with telephone wires on the street late at night and rummaging through their trash, among other more explicit intrusions. Indeed, they were being tracked and recorded by the FBI through a counterintelligence initiative, code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal,” which dated back to at least 1985. Boundaoui takes the FBI to federal court in order to compel the release of documentation about her community; in doing so, she investigates the heavy toll that their invasion placed upon herself and her loved ones. This should be required viewing for all Americans, but especially those who think they couldn’t possibly be living in a surveillance state.