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Tales From Arab Detroit
Tales From Arab Detroit


Joan Mandell


45 minutes

English and Arabic with English subtitles
    "The most significant documentary made about Arab Americans."
—Pat Twair, The Washington Report on the Middle East

When an Arab American community center brings an Egyptian poet to perform a 1,000-year-old epic, sparks fly. The result is a familiar American tale: parents make an effort to pass on cherished traditions and language, while their Americanized children are at home in a world of fast food and video games.

With mesmerizing imagery, humor, and warmth, Tales From Arab Detroit blends poetry, song, and dance into everyday stories of cultural conflict and resilience within the largest Arab community in North America.

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.

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