Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath
THE AWARD-WINNING FILM BY SHARAT RAJU & VALARIE KAUR
2008 | 90 min | Color | U.S.A.
A college student sets out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against Sikh and Muslim American communities. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her 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 Koh, Dean of Yale Law School). On tour, the film has inspired dialogues in 300+ universities, colleges, festivals, houses of worship, corporations, and schools around the world. It 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).
Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath is the first feature-length independent documentary film about hate crimes since September 11, 2001. It offers vital context to today’s resurgence of hate and violence and inspires ways to respond with #RevolutionaryLove.
Amy Chua, Author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Diana L. Eck, Professor, Harvard University
Harold Koh, Former Dean, Yale Law School
Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Harvard Law School
Philip Zimbardo, Author, The Lucifer Effect
In the News
Five stars…a hopeful civics lesson on what it means to be an American.
ROGER MOORE, ORLANDO SENTINEL MOVIE CRITIC
For so long, I was traveling around with these stories utterly alone, not knowing what to do with them. Now, to be able to share them is incredible.
VALARIE KAUR, QUOTED IN HYPHEN MAGAZINE
…a moving portrait of one of America’s rawest periods…grips the viewer from its very first scenes.
LISA TSERING, “POWERFUL FILM EXPLORES UGLY SIDE OF U.S. RACE RELATIONS”