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Gene Siskel Film Center
Presented in conjunction with WBEZ’s Global Activism Expo 2012.
ENEMY ALIEN follows the troubling case of New York Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti, one of more than 1,200 American Muslim immigrants arrested and imprisoned on mere speculation in the wake of 9/11.
Filmmaker Aderer, whose mother was born in a Japanese internment camp, was galvanized into action by comparing the pattern of repeating history, as the Department of Homeland Security extends efforts to persecute and segregate Arabs.
In prison, Abdel-Muhti suffers prolonged abuse by authorities for maintaining his innocence, and his struggle becomes an inspiration to those seeking to protect the rights of minorities. In English. DigiBeta video.
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