"Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath" Retraces Cross-Country Journey

July 13, 2005

Source: Sikhnet


On July 13, 2005 a Sikhnet Press Release announced, "Final production begins today on Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (anticipated release: early 2006), an independent film that follows a student’s journey documenting prejudice and hate crimes in the Sikh, Muslim, and Arab American communities during the aftermath of 9/11. The story centers on third-generation Sikh American Valarie Kaur, a junior at Stanford University, as she drives across America with her turbaned 18-year-old cousin as cameraman, interviewing victims of hate crimes, violence, and religious persecution in the months after September 11, 2001. Now, four years later, New Moon Productions sends a film crew to re-trace Kaur’s steps across America, revisiting and interviewing the people she first met on the road... The finished film will explore broader themes of religion, fear, and prejudice... 'Many Americans know that hate crimes took place after 9/11. But we, as a nation, have not yet understood the impact of such violence, or how it continues to divide us,' Kaur said on the eve of her second journey."