At the Ready

Home to one of the region’s largest law enforcement education program, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.



"This disquieting film illustrates that the path to upward mobility comes at a heart-wrenching cost: placing a career on a direct collision course with far more liberal identities."

Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader

"The film wisely probes the complex intersection of race, politics, law enforcement, and adolescence, showing how the school-to-cop pipeline in America is constructed early in the lives of not only these teenagers but also thousands of others."

Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"It's a Pulitzer-worthy cover story in cinematic form."

Christian Blauvelt, indieWire

Premieres & Awards

Official Selection

Sundance 2021