Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath deftly explores race, religion, and what it means to be American in times of national crisis. Twenty-year old college student Valarie Kaur was studying Religion and International Affairs and on her way to India when September 11th happened. Valarie then decided to drive across the country in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, documenting stories in the Sikh, Muslim, and Arab American communities.
Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath is the first feature-length independent documentary film about hate violence in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
Divided We Fall made its world premiere on September 14, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona to commemorate the five-year memorial of the first American killed in a post-9/11 hate crime, Balbir Sodhi. The film has been recognized by the State of California and film festivals, including Best International Documentary at the ReelWorld Film Festival of Toronto, Best Documentary – Audience Choice at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and Best Documentary at the New Jersey Independent South Asian CinÃ© Fest.
Since its world premiere, the award-winning film has been on international tour, premiering in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. At more than fifty different American cities, the film has been met with standing ovations, glowing audience reviews, and critical praise. The filmmakers have been featured in major media outlets including NPR, BBC, CNN, and the Religion News Service.
Divided We Fall is slated for release in theaters and/or television and home video beginning in fall 2008.
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