Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

The Community Church of New York
28 E. 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

June 14, 2013

The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

March 23, 2013

San Jose Peace and Justice Center
(between Santa Clara and San Fernando)
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA

2012 has been a breakthrough year for Enemy Alien as well as for Life or Liberty's next project, the Tule Lake Documentary.

Rising Up: The Alams

2005, MiniDV
Running time: 11 minutes
Director/Producer: Konrad Aderer
Editor: Helen Yum
Additional camera:
John Eung Soo Kim and John Rae
Executive Producer: JT Takagi

In this short documentary we meet the Alams, a Bangladeshi family living in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Mohammed Alam, father to two young U.S. born daughters, is one of 13,000 immigrants in deportation proceedings as a consequence of Special Registration, a post-9/11 policy which targeted nationals of predominantly Muslim countries. The documentary shows how the Alams move beyond victimization to actively fighting for change as members of South Asian community organization D.R.U.M. (Desis Rising Up and Moving).

Rising Up: The Alams was produced for the non-profit media project Life or Liberty, as part of Third World Newsreel's Call For Change series.

Distributor: Third World Newsreel