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Film Screening & Director Discussion: THINGS ARAB MEN SAY
Wed, 26 April 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
THINGS ARAB MEN SAY by NISREEN BAKER
This documentary paints a picture of Arab men that is vastly different from what we’re accustomed to. In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arabs as terrorists and extremists, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.
National Film Board of Canada