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A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans
February 13 @ 6:30 pmFREE
Join us for a special screening of the documentary A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans. Written by Abe Kasbo and Gia M. Amella, this film was an Official Selection for the Arabian Sights Film Festival in 2015, and was the Home Grown Documentary Feature winner of the Garden State Film Festival in 2016.
Within the context of historical immigration patterns, this documentary explores the untold story of 200 years of contributions of immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf. It paints a portrait of the Arab-American immigrant experience through the stories of people who immigrated in pursuit of the American dream. Interviews focus on personal stories of Arab Americans and include Senator George Mitchell, Jamie Farr, Gen. John Abizaid, Helen Thomas, and others. The film also explores multiple waves of immigration along with the impact of 9/11 on the Arab American community.
Facilitated discussion will follow.