Through critical lenses, this film explores a lesson that history has forgotten in a country that is alienating its citizens and violating their basic rights. During World War II it was Japanese-Americans, now it is brown skin, Muslims and people of Arabic and South Asian descent. Can America survive this perpetration of gross injustices yet again? This documentary follows the events post-9/11, examining the roundups and racial attacks that continue to occur in the name of national security. The film contains stories told by individuals who have felt the severity of wartime racism in America and explores the sullied past in the hopes of creating lessons for a different future. Narrated by poet Suheir Hammad.
"This important film connects the alarming WWII internment of people of Japanese descent with recent events where people of Arabic, South Asian and Muslim origin became the new 'enemy aliens'.
- San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
• San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2003
• World Premiere, International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), 2003