Persons of Interest

  • Persons of Interest
  • Muhamed Abushhaker, Syed Ali, Khadrah Ali, Nabil Ayesh, Mateen Butt
  • Directed by Alison MacLean, Tobias Perse

Filmmakers Alison Maclean (Jesus' Son) and Tobias Perse, a former Rolling Stone assistant editor, do nothing more than interview a dozen New York Arabs and Muslims arrested after 9/11 and held for weeks and years by the Bush Justice Department. No explanation is given, other than they are persons of interest. The callous inequity of what you see and hear will floor you. It can't happen here. But it did. It does.

From The Archives Issue 377: September 2, 1982