Washington, DC | April 7, 2008 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) joins Independent Television Service (ITVS) as the national NGO partner of ITVS‘ screenings of the documentary ,“A Dream In Doubt,” through its Community Cinema Program. ITVS is organizing screenings of “A Dream in Doubt” in approximately 30 different markets in April leading up to the film‘s airing on PBS‘ Independent Lens on May 20, 2008. Each of the screenings will be free of charge, and open to the general public (see complete list below.)
“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 following the attacks of September 11. The hour long documentary follows the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh American who was killed in the first post September 11 hate crime murder. Mr. Singh Sodhi was killed at his gas station by a man who claimed he was rooting out a terrorist. “A Dream in Doubt” travels to Sodhi‘s hometown and talks with Rana Sodhi, Balbir‘s brother, to explore post-September 11 America from his perspective, telling a personal story of national tragedy, murder, family, community, and the American Dream. ADC Director of Communications Laila Al-Qatami said, “ADC is happy to join and support ITVS and ‘A Dream in Doubt‘ filmmakers Tami Yeager and Preetmohan Singh.” Al-Qatami continued, “The documentary has an extremely important message, it demonstrates how courage and hope have the power to overcome hate. ADC is pleased to be a partner in these upcoming screenings and to support this excellent documentary. We hope you will be able to join one of the 30 screenings across the nation or watch the film on PBS on May 20.” “A Dream in Doubt” is a co-production of TRY Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media. www.adreamindoubt.org | firstname.lastname@example.org | PBS Trailer: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/video/?video_id=82 SCREENING DATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. , 4-13
Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 5:00 PM Busboys and Poets (DC) | 2021 14th St. NW
Speakers: Co-Producer Preetmohan Singh, ADC Communications Director Laila Al-Qatami
SCREENINGS ACROSS THE NATION:
Phoenix | Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 6:30 PM Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center |9000 E. Chaparral
Speakers: Filmmaker Tami Yeager, Film Subject Rana Sodhi, Arizona Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Bill Straus, Former County Attorney Rick Romley http://www.makeadifference.org
CALIFORNIA, Sacramento (4-15 at 12:30 & 6:30 pm), San Diego (4-23), San Francisco (4-9), West Hollywood (4-22)
Sacramento |Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM
Sacramento State University Student Union, Hinde Auditorium | 6000 J St. http://myspace.com/communitycinemasacramento
Sacramento | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 6:30 PM
Sacramento State University Student Union, Redwood Room | 6000 J St. http://myspace.com/communitycinemasacramento
San Diego | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 6:30 PM
San Diego Public Library | 820 E St. http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/news-events
San Francisco | Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium |100 Larkin St. http://myspace.com/communitycinemabayarea
West Hollywood | Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Pacific Design Center – Silver Screen Theater | 8687 Melrose Ave. http://myspace.com/LAcommunitycinema
COLORADO, 4-30 Denver | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Starz Film Center | 9th St. and Auraria Pkwy. http://myspace.com/communitycinemadenver
FLORIDA, 4-17 Miami Beach | Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 8:30 PM
Miami Beach Cinematheque | 512 Espanola Wy.
Atlanta | Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Decatur Public Library | 215 Sycamore St. http://myspace.com/communitycinemageorgia IDAHO — Boise (4-15), Pocatello (4-15), Nampa (4-19), Pocatello (4-19) Boise | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 5:30 PM State University Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom C
Speakers: BSU Associate Professor Said Ahmed-Zaid will speak and lead an audience discussion following the film
Pocatello | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 5:30 PM Idaho State University Pond Student Union (Bengal Theater)
Nampa | Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Boise State University West Campus, Rm. 102-E | 11660 Can-Ada Rd. (1 mile north of the I-84 Garrity Exit)
Chicago | Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM
Chicago Cultural Center |78 E. Washington St.
Speaker: Filmmaker Tami Yeager http://myspace.com/communitycinemachicago
New Orleans | Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Ashé Cultural Arts Center |1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Speaker: Jerald L. White, Charitable Film Network
MASSACHUSETTS, Jamaica Plain (4-18), Boston (4-19)
Boston | Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM
Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library | 700 Boylston St., Copley Sq. http://www.usahostels.org/itvs.php
Jamaica Plain | Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eloit St.
MICHIGAN, 4-19 Detroit | Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Detroit Film Center | 1347 E. Fisher Hwy., 3rd Fl. http://www.filmmunity.org
MISSOURI, 4-10 St. Louis | Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Missouri History Museum | 5700 Lindell Blvd.
NEW YORK, Ithaca (4-18), New York City (4-23), Saratoga Springs (5-3)
Ithaca | Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Henry St. John Building – Suite 103 |301 S. Geneva St.
New York City | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 4:30 PM
New York Baha’i Center | 53 East 11th St. www.blackfilmfestival.net
Saratoga Springs | Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM
Saratoga Springs Public Library | 49 Henry St. Speakers: David R. Karp, Ph. D, Director of Campus Life and Professor of Sociology, Skidmore College
Portland | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 8:00 PM
St. Johns Cinema and Pub | 8704 N. Lombard St. http://www.globalsistergoods.com/events
PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia (4-15), Glenside (4-16) Philadelphia | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:00 PM White Dog Cafe 3420 Sansom Street
Speaker: Tawfiq Barqawi, Vice President ADC Philadelphia Chapter
Glenside | Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM Arcadia University, Boyer Hall, Calhoun Amphitheatre
450 S. Easton Rd.
Seattle | Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 4:00 PM Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. at Pike St.
Speakers: Film Subject Rana Sodhi, Co-Producer Preetmohan Singh http://myspace.com/communitycinemaseattle
Sheboygan | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7:00 PM John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Ave.
“A Dream in Doubt” Selected Awards and Honors as of March 2008:
Best Documentary – Arizona International Film Festival (2007)
Special Jury Award — San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival (2007)
Grand Jury’s Honorable Mention — Slamdance Film Festival (World Premiere, 2007)
Official Selection — “Independents Night” Film Society of Lincoln Center (2007)
Official Selection — Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival – “Life and Liberty” Program sponsored by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (2007) Special Screening — Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Interfaith Alliance in Washington, DC (2007)