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A DREAM IN DOUBT

Monday, Oct 1st, 2007 - 7:00 PM

United States Navy Memorial

Cost: $7

Supporting Community Sponsors: Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Filipino Young Professionals-DC

In attendance: Tami Yeager, Director and Preetmohan Singh, Co-Producer

*We're raffling off a $50 gift certificate to Bambu restaurant at this screening!

A Dream in Doubt

Directed by Tami Yeager

Running Time: 56 minutes
Year:
Documentary
Languages(s): English, Punjabi w/ subtitles

Website: http://www.adreamindoubt.org

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

In the wake of 9/11, the fear of terrorism shook the nation, resulting in retaliatory attacks on innocent individuals across the country. This powerful documentary scrutinizes one such incident--the murder of Mesa, Arizona resident Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh businessman who was mistaken for an Arab terrorist because of the turban he wore as part of his faith.

A collection of old photographs and in-depth interviews with the victim's brother Rana reveal the hopes and dreams the Sodhi family brought to America, as immigrants eager to start a new life. In this searching account, independent filmmaker Tami Yeager documents a family's struggle to come to terms with the senselessness of a killing, resulting in a powerful film that contextualizes a family's grief with the tragic scope of surrounding events.

Special Jury Award Winner, 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Official Selection, 2007 Slamdance Film Festival


Someone Else's War

Directed by Lee Wang

Running Time: 25 minutes
Year: 2007
Documentary
Languages(s):

Website:

Against the background of the war in Iraq exists a new underclass–the tens of thousands of South and Southeast Asian workers working as janitors, cooks and construction workers at U.S. military bases. Through the eyes of three Filipino workers and their families, we learn of their struggles through poverty as they strive to create a better life for their families.