Film

Enemy Alien

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government adopted a policy of singling out and deporting all deportable persons in the United States from Muslim and Arab countries. Caught up in this dragnet, Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti was arrested and detained for two years before a court ordered his release.

Born Into Saving Brothel Children

Oscar-winning documentary Born into Brothels ignores local organizing efforts and instead gives us more images of white saviors.

Bollywood Does AIDS

A daring and bold new Bollywood film takes on AIDS, stereotypes, and homophobia. My Brother... Nikhil, based on a true story, shows a gay man grappling with AIDS through the eyes of his family and friends.

Dreaming the Ultimate Goal of Statehood

The documentary Goal Dreams chronicles the challenges as well as tremendous effort and will of a Palestinian football team to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The players and the obstacles they face can be associated with the Palestinian political struggle for freedom and statehood.

Bollywood Imagines the Good (and Bad) Muslim

My Name is Khan...and I am not a terrorist is the already ubiquitous chorus from the most recent Bollywood blockbuster to cross over to western audiences. The film seeks to engage American anxieties around nationalism and race and at the same time reveals similar commentaries about India. Omer Shah reviews the film and asks: are we ever able to construct Muslim identities without the notion of terrorist?

Which Way Is East?

Two views of the film version of Ayub Din Khan's East Is East

Song of Freedom: An End to Revisionist History

A documentary film brings archival footage into the light and helps Bangladesh remember in its 25th year of liberation.

Resurrecting Pacifism

Non-violence in an Era of Nuclear Nationalism

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