Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 1M1
Things Arab Men Say | Nisreen Baker | 2016 | 52 min (With guestspeaker Mr. Raja Khouri, prominent community leader, social entrepreneur and human rights advocate)
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.
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