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Intifada NYC [electronic resource]: The Khalil Gibran Academy and Post-9/11 Politics

Smiley Film Distribution & World Sales (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In 2007, the first Arabic language public school in the U.S. opened in New York City, generating a tidal wave of controversy. This program follows the Khalil Gibran International Academy's turbulent beginnings; the political firestorm that culminated in the resignation of Debbie Almontaser, the academy's founding principal; and Almontaser's legal battle to get her job back. The compelling narrative combines news clips, interviews with key players in the controversy, and graphic novel-style drawings for added visual interest-shedding light on important First Amendment concepts as well as the "Stop the Madrassa" campaign that accused the school of harboring Islamist influences.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
46 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Contains harsh language
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Khalil Gibran Academy and Post 9/11 Politics
Contents
  • Muslims as Scapegoats (1:23)
  • Dual Language Schools (1:34)
  • Multicultural Environment (1:15)
  • Relations Between Arab and Muslim Communities (1:17)
  • Controversial School (1:08)
  • Racism and Xenophobia (1:05)
  • Public Fear over Dual Language School (1:05)
  • Enemies of the Dual Language School (1:23)
  • Public Outcry (0:53)
  • Freedom of Information (1:04)
  • Racial Stereotypes of Arabs (1:08)
  • Misdirected Outrage (1:24)
  • Libelous Press Release (1:44)
  • Interview Gone Awry (1:23)
  • Intifada: Controversial Term (1:09)
  • Fear and Betrayal (1:02)
  • Forced Resignation (1:18)
  • Political Irony (1:24)
  • Call for Reinstatement (1:10)
  • Conservative Bigotry (1:06)
  • Arab Women's Group (1:19)
  • Provocative Word (1:39)
  • First Day of School (1:37)
  • Arabic Classes (0:47)
  • Principal's Position Open (1:15)
  • Lawsuit Against NY Dept. of Education (0:58)
  • On the Witness Stand (1:01)
  • Dramatic Court Decision (1:35)
  • Court of Appeals (1:54)
  • New Principal at KGIA (1:34)
  • Radical Protesters: Fear and Loathing (1:46)
  • Adult Protesters (1:09)
  • Liberal vs. Conservative Views (1:00)
  • Fear of Change (1:32)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41390 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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