Independent Documentaries

Resistance at Tule Lake

The explosive hidden history of Japanese Americans who challenged the injustice of World War II internment.

Tue, 2013-02-19

Rising Up: The Alams

Producer/DP: Konrad Aderer
Editor: Helen Yum

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 facing deportation as a consequence of Special Registration, a post-9/11 policy which targeted nationals of Muslim countries. But the Alams are not just victims. Learn how they fight back as members of South Asian community organization D.R.U.M. (Desis Rising Up and Moving).

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A Corner of Her Eye

producer: Konrad Aderer
22 minutes, MiniDV, 2006
Three brothers ride out Hurricane Katrina in their father’s house in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. An intimate, spooky family portrait that starts as a father’s adventurous challenge and rapidly turns to a fight for survival.

"The brothers provide choice insights on dad’s use of Hurricane Katrina as part of his larger Psyops training program for his sons...This amazing footage provides a strong narrative structure and is amplified craftfully with background alarm noise and ambient panic."
-- Amy Wolf, The Indypendent

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Enemy Alien

A young Japanese American filmmaker gets involved in the struggle to free a Palestinian activist from Homeland Security detention.

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