In August of 2004, during the course of the Republican National Convention in New York City, over 1800 people were arrested. The police used orange construction netting to arrest large groups of people. A documentary film crew working on a film about Andre 3000 of Outkast was caught in one of these nets while filming a protest at Ground Zero. The film crew's tape became instrumental evidence in a lawsuit that was filed by Andre's film crew-member Michael Schiller.
Schiller vs. the City of New York is a landmark first amendment case that uncovered a warrantless police spying operation. The After Party takes a hard look at the precariously thin line we walk between security and freedom and examines the resurgence of domestic surveillance in America.