• Mar 19, 2008

A Dream in Doubt: Film Screening & Discussion

  • 7:00-8:00pm

Presented by the HGSE Diversity Innovation Fund and Committee on the Study of Religion

A Dream in Doubt is an immigrant story of survival as a wave of deadly hate crimes terrorizes the Sikh American community in Phoenix, Arizona. The film features Rana Sodhi, an Indian immigrant whose life is forever altered by the 9/11 terror attacks, not because he knew someone who died in the rubble, but because Rana’s turban and beard—articles of his Sikh faith—now symbolize America’s new enemy.

The film follows Rana as he seeks vindication for his brothers’ murders by working to educate fellow Phoenix-area residents about hate crimes; acting as the spokesman for his family and the Sikh community; running his gas station to support his family; and, most importantly, attempting to guard his own school-aged children—Rose, Satpreet and Navdeep—from bullying and harassment.

At this film screening, Preetmohan Singh, A Dream in Doubt producer and Deputy Director of Public Policy at The Interfaith Alliance in Washington, DC, will attend to facilitate a discussion afterwards on race, immigration, and the struggle against hate crimes. These issues impact our communities, on campus and off, in many different ways. This event is an opportunity for the Harvard and surrounding communities to demonstrate initiative and leadership in constructively confronting these issues.

Film Screening: 7:00-8:00pm
Q&A: 8:00-8:30pm

Additional information available at http://www.adreamindoubt.org.


The Pluralism Project
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
Harvard Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop