"Watch, Learn, Grow" Film Series presents "A Dream in Doubt"
September 26, 2018
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Please join us for the first event of the new campus-wide documentary screening series "Watch, Learn, Grow" conducted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. We are opening the new series with "A Dream in Doubt."
A DREAM IN DOUBT follows Rana Singh Sodhi, Balbir’s brother, as he attempts to fight the hate threatening his family and community. The Sodhis had fled ethnic violence in India to pursue their version of the American dream. But less than a year after Balbir’s murder, Sukhpal Sodhi, Rana’s next-eldest brother, is killed in mysterious circumstances while driving a cab in San Francisco. Nine months later, Rana’s friend Avtar Chiera is shot by three men who yell, “Go back to where you came from!” Three weeks after Avtar’s shooting, another friend, Inderjit Singh, is physically assaulted and threatened with death while working at a convenience store. These incidents receive little to no coverage in the U.S. media, and a national dialogue concerning post-9/11 hate crimes and ethnic profiling is sorely missing.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.