Film

Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall

In the aftermath of Sept. 11th, a college student journeys across America with a camera and captures stories of hate and healing in the Sikh American community. What begins as a solitary journey to document untold stories became an award-winning documentary film that inspired a movement for brave new dialogue about race and religion in America. Considered the definitive film on the Sikh American experience since 9/11, the film is a powerful educational team for all audiences. The film is now available for free online here. DVDs can be purchased here. For information on purchasing educational screening rights, please contact Annette Luba-Lucas at lectures@andersonliterary.com. Watch the Film.

Alienation

Alienation

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a 7-Eleven in Baltimore, they arrested dozens of bystanders on the grounds of alleged immigration violations. “Alienation” follows the story of two families swept up in the 2007 raid and examines current controversies in immigration law and policy in the United States. Watch the Film

Stigma

Stigma

The law permits police officers to stop and frisk people based on “reasonable suspicion.” Do “Stop and Frisk” police practices cause racial profiling, or deter crime? “Stigma” explores the dynamic between the community and the police through the eyes of three people who grew up on the streets of New York City. Watch the Film

Worst of the Worst

The Worst of the Worst

Portait of a Supermax Prison depicts Connecticut’s sole supermax prison, where many inmates are held in solitary confinement for months and even years at a time. Hard-hitting interviews with a range of experts and administrators are interwoven with the powerful stories of those who spend their days within the walls of Northern: inmates and correctional officers. Watch the Film

Oak Creek

Oak Creek

The massacre in Oak Creek, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of six people on August 5, 2012 is only one in a tragically long list of recent mass shootings. Yet in this political moment – when sustained public pressure could lead to real gun control reform – the Oak Creek tragedy and response offers a vital lesson: the efficacy of resilience. We are filmmakers who spent weeks on the ground with the Sikh community in Oak Creek, WI, documenting and reporting on the shooting. Watch the Film


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American Made

When a Sikh American family’s car breaks down on a trip to the Grand Canyon, they must find a way back to civilization and safety. So begins a conflict between a father and a son, a reflection on assimilation versus identity, faith versus compromise. As the sun sets on the American desert and coyotes lay in wait, will someone stop to help? What measures will it take? Through the Singh family, stranded in the desert, Valarie’s husband and filmmaking parter, Sharat Raju, as director, producer, and writer, explores the conflict between faith, freedom, assimilation and modernization—themes that immigrants continue to struggle with when recreating family in a new world. Valarie helped lead educational outreach for the film. Learn More About the Film  For information on purchasing educational screening rights, please contact Emily Baxter at emilybaxtervk@gmail.com.

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