Atlanta Premiere of "A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans"
"A Thousand and One Journeys" is a full-length, broadcast-quality documentary about an untold and important piece of American history. It's the untold story of 200 years of the contributions that Arab Americans have made.
Since the 19th century, Arab Americans have made many significant efforts in politics, science, arts, business, entertainment and the social fabric of America. We explore the history of Arab American immigration and these contributions to America, while also examining the current Arab American experience for prominent Arab Americans such as Helen Thomas, Ralph Nader, Anthony Shadid, Senator George Mitchell, General John Abizaid, Maysoon Zayid, and more.
With historical immigration patterns as background, we will explore the personal stories of Arab-Americans and how they have contributed to the collective American experience. At a time where the media tends to paint Arab peoples and culture with the broad brush of terrorism, it is increasingly important to present a positive image of the many people of Middle Eastern, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula who have made America their home, and highlight their American journey.
Starring: Jamie Farr, Ralph Nader, Senator George Mitchell, Anthony Shadid, General John Abizaid, Congressman Nick Rahal, Bobby Rahal, Maysoon Zayid, Dean Obeidallah
Directed By: Abe Kasbo
Written By: Gia Amela, Abe Kasbo, Phil Kayal
Screenplay By: Gia Amela
Produced By: Abe Kasbo
Atlanta History Center ( Woodruff Auditorium, McElreath Hall) (View)
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
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