Part 6 of the 10-part “Gulf Crisis TV Project” series. How racism is used to dehumanize the enemy, interviews with Arab Americans victimized by violence, FBI crack downs and racist hatred. Their experiences are compared with those of Japanese Americans during and after the Second World War. A brief history of the Japanese internment camps and the legacy they left. Counselors from the Center for Constitutional Rights discuss how civil rights can be protected. “The Gulf Crisis TV Project” series has become a historic testament to the potential of media activism. Hundreds of producers, media arts centers, activist and community groups, public access cable stations and PBS affiliates worked together under the concept of “America’s Angriest Videos”. The series presents debate, analysis, performance and activisms from across the United States and abroad in response to the first Gulf War. Half of the series was produced in 1990 and aired nationally before the war began in an effort to open the debate and stop the imminent war in the Gulf. The second half of the series produced in 1991, was aired during and after the war. It further explores the issues examined in the first series and looks at the war’s devastating impact.
1991 TRT: 28 minutes #205