Today, on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., people across the country are taking a moment to celebrate our shared victories in the civil rights struggle and perhaps renew their commitment to go further. As for us, we are reflecting on our year and feel humbled and grateful for our journey with Divided We Fall — our own modest contribution toward the dream of Dr. King and so many unsung women and men.
For the last eight years, our little film has inspired a growing community of people committed to creating social change through dialogue and storytelling. We thought that we released the film into the world for good when we made it available on DVD. But in 2009, the whirlwind still swept the two of us into new and unexpected arenas — more movie theaters and universities, but even beyond into the halls of corporate America and the classrooms of urban schools, onto new public stages in the U.S. and brand-new football fields in the U.K., deep into the jungles of Central America and way down under to the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Australia.
We want to thank you for supporting us and look forward to what adventures may come in the new year — but first, here are some highlights of 2009 for you to enjoy!
Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju