ENEMY ALIEN

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  1. ENEMY ALIEN
  1. 2009, Konrad Aderer, USA, 81 min.

ENEMY ALIEN follows the troubling case of New York Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti, one of more than 1,200 American Muslim immigrants arrested and imprisoned on mere speculation in the wake of 9/11. Filmmaker Aderer, whose mother was born in a Japanese internment camp, was galvanized into action by comparing the pattern of repeating history, as the Department of Homeland Security extends efforts to persecute and segregate Arabs. In prison, Abdel-Muhti suffers prolonged abuse by authorities for maintaining his innocence, and his struggle becomes an inspiration to those seeking to protect the rights of minorities. In English. DigiBeta video.

Preceded by:

JUST ANOTHER DAY
2009, Hisham Zreiq, Germany/Palestine/Israel, 14 min.,/i>

An Arab immigrant in Germany hides his broken heart in seclusion, but breaking news will alter his fate. In Arabic and German with English subtitles. Mini-DV video. (BS)

Presented in conjunction with WBEZ’s
Global Activism Expo 2012.

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