"Divided We Fall," Film on Post-9/11 Hate Crimes, Enters Post-Production

September 9, 2005

Source: Business Wire Press Release


On September 9, 2005 a Business Wire Press Release reported, "On the four-year anniversary of 9/11 and the four-year memorial of the murder of an Arizona Sikh man, post production begins on Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath, an independent film that chronicles a student's journey documenting prejudice and hate crimes in the aftermath of 9/11.

The documentary follows college student Valarie Kaur in the days and months after the 2001 terrorist attacks as she drove across America with only a video camera, interviewing victims of hate violence and religious persecution... This summer, award-winning director Sharat Raju and a film crew from New Moon Productions traveled with Kaur, now a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, to re-trace her steps across America, revisiting and re-interviewing the people she first met in 2001. The crew also interviewed leading scholars, lawyers, and policy makers to speak about the broader implications of hate crimes, national security and civil rights in post-9/11 America... 'With Divided We Fall, we hope that audiences can experience a powerful, provocative, and engaging film that introduces faces, voices and stories to the mainstream audience that people rarely see in theaters or on television,' Raju said."