Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Plymouth University is delighted to be screening Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath, the critically acclaimed documentary film on hate crimes in the aftermath of 9/11 as told through the stories of Sikh Americans.

The award-winning film Divided We Fall chronicles stories of Sikh and Muslim Americans who have responded to hate and violence with love and optimism since 9/11. It provides context to the current escalation of hate and serves a source of hope.

Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis - racism and religion, fear and forgiveness - until she finds the heart of America: halfway around the world.

Winner of more than a dozen international awards, Divided We Fall  “is an illuminating meditation upon what it has meant to be ‘one of us’ since September 11″ (Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale Law School). The film is celebrated as “a starting point for the new dialogue on race and religion that is essential to America’s future” (Diana L Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and director of The Pluralism Project).

Brought to you by New Moon Productions, Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath is the first feature-length independent documentary film about hate crimes since September 11, 2001. Today’s resurgence of anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence makes the film relevant now more than ever.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free screening - please email briony.goldsmith@plymouth.ac.uk by 17 November to register your place.

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