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Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath

Filmmaker Valarie Kaur to be in attendance for Q&A

When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally murdered in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a college student journeys across America to discover who counts as “one of us” in a world divided into “us” and “them.” Armed with only a video camera, Stanford undergrad Valarie Kaur encounters hundreds of stories never before told—stories of fear and unspeakable loss, but also of resilience and hope—until she finally finds the heart of America halfway around the world, in the words of a widow. Weaving expert analysis into a personal journey and cross-country road trip, this powerful, sensitive, and important work confronts the forces dividing a nation head-on as it explores questions of national identity, hate violence, and collective grief. Winner—Best International Documentary, Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival and Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

 

USA, 2006, In English and Punjabi with English subtitles, 110 min, Not Rated, a film by Sharat Raju and Valarie Kaur

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