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My Beard Forever

Type:
Short Film

Director:
Afif Arabi

Year:
1999

Time:
17 minutes

Language:
English
   

A few minutes after the Oklahoma bombing, U.S. major news networks reported that three Middle Eastern men were seen fleeing the scene of the explosion.

Fingers across the nation began to point towards Arabs and Arab Americans. In this video, Arabi explores Arab Americans' mounting feelings of discomfort towards the news hegemony in American television.

The film presents a collage of media coverage of Middle Eastern wars, terrorism and political turmoil. MY BEARD FOREVER pays homage to hundreds of thousands of men living in the states who are stereotyped as Islamic Fundamentalists and terrorists - just because they were born in the Middle East and have beards.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

Rental Information
This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact info@arabfilm.com for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or info@arabfilm.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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