In Children of Men , the idea of human rights are often called into question, perhaps most noticeably with the illegal immigrants. Not only were citizens encouraged to live in a state of suspicion and mistrust of possible immigrants around them, illegal immigrants that were caught were also caged, sometimes tortured, and then deported. I believe that the film makes a powerful statement by comparing illegal immigrant prisons to what seem like prisoner of war camps, and in this way calls into question our own modern day real approaches towards illegal immigrants. I believe that the film cautions against a future in which we may forget the basic humanity and human rights of illegal immigrants in our real-life quest to protect our borders. I also believe that this is another example of dark realism within the movie.