United Gates of America

In the state of California 40% of new houses are being built as part of gated communities. To explore the reality of living within these communities, journalist Charlie LeDuff rents a place in one of the largest gated communities Canyon Lake. The population is 94% white, rules are enforced by a private security company and, if you're not on the list, you're not getting in. Director Alex Cooke. BBC4.

“Eye-opening…hilarious, probing, and meaningful. We are left wondering whether these Canyon Lake residents are paranoid or correct to live inside their gates.” Matt Kettman, Santa Barbara Independent