A Benefit for AMERICAN ARAB, A documentary in progress
Enjoy an evening of Music by Black Bear Combo, Middle Eastern Food,
Cash Bar*, Raffle, Belly Dancing, Henna Tattoos, and the World Premiere
of clips from the upcoming film American Arab.
Proceeds will support production of the film.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
*Ticket price includes one drink ticket.
The feature-length documentary AMERICAN ARAB will profile various Arab Americans living in America today, from those who have spent their entire lives in the U.S., to those seeking political asylum from wartime violence in their home country. Director Usama Alshaibi was born in Baghdad in 1969 and later moved to the American Midwest. In this documentary, he will reveal his own story while introducing us to others, sparking an honest conversation about the identity of, and perceptions about, Arabs living in post-9/11 America. This entertaining and timely film will incorporate animation, archival material, and real-life scenes of Arabs living in America