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AMERICAN ARAB

Dir: Usama Alshaibi, 65 min, 2013, USA (Source: Cargo Film Releasing)

Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi (Profane, BUFF 2011) shares his own story of experiencing racism in post-9/11 America. Showcasing the diversity of Arabs living in the United States, American Arab sparks a frank conversation about identity and perception, and argues for giving people “the space to be complicated.”

Screens 7pm Saturday 10 January with Inner Palace (Dir: Penny Van Hazelberg, 4 min)

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