Big Sky to host North American premiere of American Arab

American Arab will have its North American premiere at the Big Sky Documentary Festival in Missoula, Montana on February 22nd. Director Usama Alshaibi will attend the screening.

American Arab is a "Coming of Arab" story in which Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi 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."

The film is also confirmed for the 32nd Annual CAAMFest (March 13-23, 2014), in California's Bay Area. Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a funder of the film.

More festival dates are being confirmed for throughout this spring, so stay tuned!

American Arab - Documentary trailer (2013) from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.