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September 11 Hero Tribute [video, Paul Michael Gordon, 2001, 2:41 minutes] Three weeks after the attack, Paul Michael Gordon--a twenty year old from Seattle - returned with his mother to her childhood neighborhood near the World Trade Center site. Moved by what he witnessed, Paul produced and directed this short video tribute to those he says are the "true heroes of our society." It has been nominated for a local Emmy Award.



Salt Peanuts [video, Labor at the Crossroads Productions, 2001, 4:56 minutes] A five minute video about the impact of 9/11 on airline workers. An interview with former US Air flight attendant "Joshua DeVries" (AFA) is juxtaposed with a dramatization concerning recent government airline bailouts. "Salt Peanuts" was screened in December 2001 at the Museum of Modern Art and at the Art in General Gallery, both in New York City. Produced by Simin Farkhondeh and directed by Alonzo Speight.



Raising Our Voices: South Asians Address Hate Crimes [video excerpt, Omusha Communications, 2001, 1:45 minutes] Sponsored by South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow, this 25 minute documentary contains interviews from both before and after September 11th with South Asian hate crime victims in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Richmond Hill, New York; and Artesia, California. The excerpt examines a violent attack upon a prominent member of the Sikh community in New York in the wake of the World Trade Center attack.