Tuesday, October 14, 2003
It's been said before, but we're going to say it again: Rounding people up and arresting them based on their race or religion might not be the best way to respond to a crisis. For example, after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, people of Arab descent, especially Muslims, were incarcerated with little attention to their civil rights. Many were held without being charged, without bail, and without recourse to attorneys or even a phone call to their families. Brothers & Others is Nicolas Rossier's documentary, which follows several men whose lives got mighty unpleasant in the atmosphere of vengeful and often bigoted hatred that followed the events of Sept. 11. The film includes interviews with Noam Chomsky and James Zogby and begins at 7:15 and 9:15 tonight at the Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight (at Clayton), S.F. Admission is $3-6.50; call 668-3994 or visit www.redvicmoviehouse.com.