"Potent" American Arab gets new review, festivals

American Arab continues to generate critical acclaim and festival buzz, including two upcoming festival appearances and a glowing review from the American Library Association.

In a new review published in the ALA's Booklist magazine earlier this month, author Donald Liebenson called American Arab "a potent discussion starter," writing, "this perceptive video tells a universal story about immigrants’ struggles to assimilate and seek the often elusive promise of the American dream." American Arab is available for distribution to educational institutions via The Cinema Guild.

Director Usama Alshaibi's story of Arab identity in post-9/11 America is also set to appear at two festivals next month. On July 11, the film will screen at the Maine Film Festival in Waterville, ME. Two days later and 10,000 miles away, Revolution Film Festival in Perth, Australia will feature the film. Click here to purchase tickets to the showing in Maine, or here for tickets to the screening in Perth.

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