Documentary Film Inspires National Dialogue on Race and Religion During 9/11 Anniversary

August 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Business Wire

Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2008), the first feature-length documentary film on hate violence following Sept. 11, 2001, will screen across the U.S. next month in a grassroots campaign for deep dialogue about racism, religion, and renewal in America.

Divided We Fall follows the journey of 20-year-old college student Valarie Kaur as she documents hate violence against Sikhs and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 and examines the larger question of "who counts" as American. On a two-year international tour, the film has won more than a dozen awards and reached 150 campuses and communities in 90 cities across the United States.

Divided We Fall will be released next month when educators and community leaders in 50 U.S. cities will hold dialogues around the film in commemoration of Sept. 11 and Sept. 15 - the anniversary of the murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, the first person killed in retribution for the terrorist attacks.