"Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2008)," the first feature-length documentary film on hate violence following Sept. 11, 2001, will screen in 50 cities across the U.S. this month in a grassroots campaign for dialogue about racism, religion, and renewal in America.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church and One Columbus are hosting a screening on at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the St. Thomas Parish Hall, 2100 Hilton Ave. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
The screening will be followed by a community dialogue session facilitated by Berrien Zettler.
"Divided We Fall" follows the journey of 20-year-old college student Valarie Kaur as she documents hate violence against Sikhs and Muslims in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the larger question of “who counts” as American.
On a two-year international tour, the film has won more than a dozen awards and reached 150 campuses and communities in 90 cities across the U.S.
“This stunning film could not have arrived at a more significant time in our nation’s history,” Stanford University Emeritus Professor of Psychology Phillip Zimbardo said in a statement. “It brilliantly conveys the dynamic tensions we all share over racial and religious differences that can be transformed into new visions for an American mosaic more richly textured than ever before. It is the must see film of this year for all thoughtful people."
For more information on the Columbus event, visit the tour page of the official film website at www.dwf-film.com or contact Amy Nerone at St. Thomas:firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-324-4264; or Ken Crooks at onecolumbus4@MSN.com or 706-315-0162.