Kind Words

Melissa Harris-Perry

“Valarie Kaur was one of the most exceptional speakers/thinkers I have ever heard…[She] is one of the most compelling young voices in America today.” – Melissa Harris-Perry, leading scholar on American politics and MSNBC Commentator

Oprah calls Valarie Kaur and her work “awesome.”

“Valarie Kaur helps us unite in our shared, common humanity. Her story reveals what we each can do: find our way without fear and be truth tellers. May her courage rub off on all of us!” — Frances Moore-Lappe, activist and best-selling author of Diet for a Small Planet

Valarie Kaur — the most inspiring millennial I have met.” — Morley Winograd, best-selling author of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

“Valarie Kaur’s brilliant debut film is a tour de force: shocking and disturbing yet at the same time deeply moving and ultimately inspiring. Not to be missed.” — Amy Chua, The New York Times best-selling author of World on Fire and Day of Empire

“Valarie Kaur, a precocious storyteller, is both eloquent and knowledgable. I hope she will continue to tell our stories in the future.” – Congressman Mike Honda, 15th Congressional District, California

“[Sharat Raju and Valarie Kaur’s] extraordinary film shows us who we have been to remind us of who we need to be. Moving, terrifying, astonishing but hopeful as it inspires us to become who we believe we are.” – Lawrence Lessig, leading Harvard legal scholar and best-selling author of numerous books

“Valarie Kaur steered a brave course straight into hate violence that beset the Sikh community in the aftermath of 9/11… [Her] film is an extraordinary gift and a starting point for the new dialogue on race and religion that is essential for America’s future.” — Diana Eck, leading Harvard religion scholar and author of The New Religious America

“[Divided We Fall] is a truly humble, human film that is simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, historic and modern, and in all ways relevant to the experience of being American, no matter what your background.” — Kal Penn, film star of The Namesake and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

“How quiet can 1,000 people be? When Valarie Kaur spoke… the Minneapolis Convention Center was so silent that the only sound was that of the muted traffic from nearby 12th Street. Kaur, the keynote speaker at our It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race, held the audience spellbound…” — Becky Roloff, CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association (MN)

“[Sharat Raju and Valarie Kaur’s] stunning film could not have arrived at a more significant time in our nation’s history… It is the must see film of the year for all thoughtful people.” – Philip Zimbardo, leading American psychologist, former director of the Stanford Prison Experiment, and author of The Lucifer Effect

“Valarie Kaur, the filmmaker whose literal and spiritual journey the movie chronicles, is a woman of extraordinary courage and vision, who is not afraid to confront the hardest questions and whose compassion and generosity of heart allow her to share with the rest of us both the triumphs and struggles of her journey.” — Reverend Debbie Shew, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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