In the first few minutes of “American Insurgency,” we learn that Sarah (Sarah Wharton) and her husband Jarret (co-scripter Jarret Kerr) have been hiding out in a cabin near the Canadian border for a long time, operating a type of underground railroad for people fleeing The Volunteers’ oppression. They’ve been able to go undiscovered for so long because Volunteer militiamen’s houses are deemed no-fly zones, making them inaccessible to surveillance drones. And the cabin they’ve snatched belongs to Gabe (Michael Raymond-James), a Volunteer who they have imprisoned in a nearby barn. IMDB
Sarah and Jarret plan to accompany their Canada-bound friends Zahabiya (Nadine Malouf), a Muslim whose family was slain in a Volunteer-planned mosque bombing, and David (Nick Westrate), her husband, a nurse who’s a little too fond of alcoholic self-medication, on their journey. Sarah, on the other hand, is adamant about waiting for a radio communication from loved ones to direct her to the best escape path.