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The Resource With us or against us : Afghans in America, by Kenneth Krauss and Mariam Jobrani, (electronic resource)

With us or against us : Afghans in America, by Kenneth Krauss and Mariam Jobrani, (electronic resource)

Label
With us or against us : Afghans in America
Title
With us or against us
Title remainder
Afghans in America
Statement of responsibility
by Kenneth Krauss and Mariam Jobrani
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Director
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in the late 1970s, many Afghans fled leaving behind homes, possessions and sometimes family members. Those Afghans who took refuge in the United States came to treasure the freedom and economic opportunities offered by their new country. Many settled in Fremont, CA, which became the center of a community of 15,000 exiled Afghans. After September 11th, these Afghan-Americans found themselves caught in a cultural crossfire as their adoptive homeland was at war with their native land.As we learn from the film, American citizens reacted with hostility to these "enemy aliens" in their midst. Individual Afghans and businesses were targeted and attacked. Schoolgirls were afraid to be seen on the streets with their heads covered. Ironically, in 1996, most of the Fremont community had rejected the Taliban and a fist fight had broken out when Taliban representatives tried to take over the Fremont mosque with their brand of fundamentalism. With Us or Against Us follows several Afghan-Americans as they struggle to cope with the anti-Afghan sentiments In America, and indeed the world. We meet some compelling characters from all walks of life from them what it means to be an Afghan in America today
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
Middle East Studies Association, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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  • Jobrani, Mariam
  • Krauss, Kenneth
Runtime
27
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  • Taliban
  • Afghan Americans
  • Afghan Americans
  • Arab Americans
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Toleration
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
With us or against us : Afghans in America, by Kenneth Krauss and Mariam Jobrani, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1655058
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655058/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a215014
  • (OCoLC)747799461
Video recording format
other
Label
With us or against us : Afghans in America, by Kenneth Krauss and Mariam Jobrani, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1655058
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655058/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a215014
  • (OCoLC)747799461
Video recording format
other

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