USA vs. Al-Arian

Interesting documentary directed by the Norwegian Line Halvorsen. It describes the political imprisonment of US professor Sami Al-Arian and the social construction of the evil Arab in the United States. The documentary shows the impact this has on the daily life of the Al-Arian family.

The documentary has received an Audience Award (Tromsø International Film Festival 2007) and the title of Best Film (New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival 2007), Best Nordic Documentary (Nordisk Panorama 2007) and Best Documentary (Norwegian Documentary Film Festival 2007).