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|01/09/04 at 16:22:00|
|"I am a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany. For the upcoming fall semester, I am going to serve as a teaching assisstant for a class on Multicultural Counseling. The professor, Dr. Nikki Coleman, and I are looking for some resources to use in the course concerning Islam. We are particularly interested in finding a video addressing the experiences of American Muslims post-September 11th. I was wondering if you, or any of your colleagues in the Muslim Student Assocation, might know of any potential resources. I would really appreciate any help you could give me. "|
any good titles abt post 9/11 and other potential resources?
|01/10/04 at 15:01:43|
I recently viewed this film at the Masjid and it was excellent:
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, more than 5,000 Arab or Muslim immigrants were taken into custody by the U.S. Justice Department and held indefinitely on the grounds of national security. Detainees were subject to arbitrary arrest, secret detention, solitary confinement and deportation. Most were held on minor immigration charges and were frequently denied legal representation and communication with their families. The Justice Department has ensured the invisibility of these cases, by refusing to disclose the names and total number of people detained.
“Persons of Interest” consists of a series of intimate encounters with 12 detainees and family members, in a bare room that functions variously as interrogation room, prison cell and home. In these encounters, detainees share their stories, show photographs, read letters written in jail, re-enact their prison experience -- even sing.
This is a uniquely compelling film that gives voice to the human cost of the U.S. government's anti-terrorism campaign.
“Persons of Interest” was filmed during Ramadan 2002, at a gathering of September 11th detainees and their families. The film is 63-minutes long and was shot on PAL Digital Beta.
“Persons of Interest” is an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival of 2004.
“Persons of Interest” was made possible by a generous grant from the Sundance Documentary Fund.
"Persons of Interest" (world premiere)
The U.S. Government's War On Terrorism subjected Muslim Americans to arbitrary arrest,
secret detention, and solitary confinement. This film allows the victims to tell their own
DIRECTOR: Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse
Here are some other resources as well:
One of these might be good to show your group.
http://www.lifeorliberty.org/ Life or Liberty
Day of Remembrance Documentary Viewing
A special viewing of Day of Remembrance, a short film by Cyndy Fujikawa presenting the
parallel circumstances between Arab and Muslim Americans today and Japanese Americans over
60 years ago will be shown.
A Day of Remembrance is observed annually within Japanese American communities on or
around Feb. 19, commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066 by FDR (the Order
ultimately led to internment in 1942). Fujikawa’s documentary captures moments from Day of
Remembrance events held in 2003 in Seattle, New York, Honolulu, San Francisco, Sacramento and
Los Angeles. A central theme in each of these events is the plight of Muslim and Arab
Americans, who are currently experiencing gross violations of civil liberties, government
harrassment and lengthy, unwarranted detentions as a result of the War on Terror. Several
Arab American guest speakers state their views and a noteworthy heart-wrenching testimony is
given by 20-year old Nadin Hamoui, recently released from FBI detention after 9 months.
Also highlighted in this short documentary is the controversy over the recent remarks by
Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), endorsing the internment of Japanese Americans by FDR, and
suggesting that some of "these Arab Americans" cannot be trusted.
"The internment of Japanese Americans is a very important lesson in American history, of
course. And making the short film made me see how fragile this lesson is in our
present-day War on Terror. I think it's important for people to make the connection,” states
After Sept. 11, many comparisons were made between the surveillance, detention and
incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the current experience of Muslims,
Arab Americans, and South Asians. Now in an effort to build a unified community, we seek
to come together and celebrate the shared strengths of our communities and form a
stronger collective of peace, compassion and justice.
Brothers and Others is a one hour video documentary on the impact of the September 11th
tragedy on Muslims and Arabs living in America. This documentary follows a number of
immigrants and American families as they struggle in the heightened climate of suspicion, FBI
and INS investigations and economic hardships that erupted in America following the
attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In interviews with Arab and Muslim
immigrants, government representatives, and a select group of legal and historical experts
including Ghazi khankan, Noam Chomsky and James Zogby, this film explores how America’s fear
of terrorism has negatively impacted a substantial portion of the American population.
|01/10/04 at 16:59:03|
|01/17/04 at 01:22:42|
I actually found "Muhammad: A Legacy of a Prophet" an awesome documentary to share with non-Muslims...
Islam and Empire of Faith is good for history students...
Do share your final list of resources with us..! insha'Allah
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