Race/Ethnicity/Racism

Following A Good Man

Ravinia profiled the creative process behind the editing of Kartemquin's upcoming film A Good Man in their magazine recently. The fascinating article offers great insight into how editor David E. Simpson has constructed a story from over 200 hours of raw footage documenting choreographer Bill T. Jones' creation of a dance-theatre performance at Ravinia on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

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Usama Alshaibi interviewed in the Chicago Reader

American Arab director Usama Alshaibi is profiled in today's Chicago Reader, in advance of tonight's party fundraiser at Chicago's Stan Mansion at 6pm. Bring a copy of the Reader article to tonight's event to receive $10 off your entry to the event. Please come out to support Usama and the completion of this important film!

And if you can't wait until tonight, here's another sneak peak clip from the demo, which will world premiere tonight!

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New American Arab video online!

Check out the first exclusive video clip from Usama Alshaibi's American Arab! The film has a fundraiser on August 5th in Chicago (tickets still available!) at which the filmmakers will show the world premiere of their latest demo of the film.

The first video features a profile of Taqwacore musician Marwan Kamel of the band Al-Thawra in conversation with Usama Alshaibi. Taqwacore is an Islamic Punk music genre/movement taken from the words 'Taqwa' - meaning 'piety' or 'fear of god' - and 'Hardcore,' for the punk genre. The short video challenges a number of stereotypes of American Islamic culture, much like American Arab itself.

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