Documentary | 2004 | 27 mins | DVD | Closed Captioning | Study Guide Available
Director/Producer: Theresa Thanjan
Ethnicity: South Asian
Grade Levels: Middle school and up
WHOSE CHILDREN ARE THESE? provides a gripping view into the world of three Muslim teenagers affected by post 9/11 domestic anti-terrorism security measures. One such program, ‘Special Registration,’ required male non-citizens – as young as the age of 16 and from 25 countries – to register with the U.S. government and resulted in the discriminatory deportation of many. This film introduces Navila – an honors student who fought to release her father from detention; Sarfaraz – a popular basketball player who confronts pending deportation; and Hager – a young woman who faces prejudice and is spurred into activism as a result.