Friday, June 21, 2013

Fiona Watches: A Dream in Doubt

Movie poster found on Google Search
I'm usually not a big fan of documentaries, but for my summer class I've had to write a response to a fair few.   I'll admit, usually, I don't watch the full thing. However, the one this week left a particular impression on me.

This week it was "A Dream in Doubt" and it was really good. The way it opened really sucked me in and it made me want to keep watching.  It's about a family of Sikhs who have come to America from India in pursuit of religious freedom. However, after the attacks on 9/11, this family starts being terrorized because to the average American eye, they bare some resemblance to the bombers. It opens with the murder of the oldest brother, taking place only four days after 9/11. It then follows the family through the events of the next few years.

I personally found this very interesting because I was unaware of the hate crimes that occurred after 9/11. And it made me all kinds of sad that there is so much hate in the world. It really motivated me to do what I can to make it so there is less hate in the world.

What I found most interesting about this film was Rana's own beliefs about America. He discussed how much he loved America because of its equality. And he wants to work for that equality. So that everyone can feel safe.

Overall, I really enjoyed this documentary. It held my attention the entire time, and I would recommend to anyone interested in learning about other religions and equality. You can find to watch online on Hulu. 

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