Things Arab Men Say
Local Filmmakers
Canada 2016, Dir: Nisreen Baker
Screenings:
  • Sunday January 8, 2017 at 1:30PM
  • Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:00PM

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Worldwide, Arab men are depicted by the mainstream media as terrorists, suicide bombers, or at best, extremists. In Things Arab Men Say, Egyptian-born filmmaker Nisreen Baker paints a very different picture. Join Jay, Ghassan, and their friends as they gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop for a haircut, a shave, and a lively discussion on politics, religion and identity. At times serious, but laced with deft humor, the film follows the group as they debate the issues at hand and express often-surprising views that bring us closer to changing the narrative surrounding their community.

January 8 - Q & A with filmmaker and subjects following the screening
January 21 - Filmmaker in attendance

FILM ARTICLE: “Though the men come from different countries and religions, they found common ground and formed lasting friendships.” – CBC 

FILM ARTICLE: “Documenting a multinational conversation on film, Things Arab Men Say isn’t just compelling. It’s an object lesson in civilization.” – Edmonton Journal 


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