Category: ART


Director talkbacks, workshops and special events amplify marginalized voices Dearborn, Mich. (May 7, 2018) – The Arab Film Festival (AFF) returns to Cinetopia Film Festival May 31 through June 10 with an expanded short films program, director talkbacks, special events and a robust lineup of award-winning feature films from the Arab World. Films will screen ...

Kamal Alabdaly Recites a Short Story in Dearborn Open Mic   Books by Kamal Alabdaly:

Dearborn Open Mic – Dr. Sally Howell: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

Title of Lecture From Laborers to Culture Makers: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn Sally Howell (Ph.D.) Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the ...

Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies Part 2 by B. Nimri Aziz

Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, engaged in analytical discourse in their college seminar room? They could be aspiring filmmakers, young writers critiquing a novel, journalism interns ...

“Their Flags Are Everywhere” by Amer Zahr in Dearborn Open Mic

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Ali Elsendy Recites “To A Student” in Dearborn Open Mic

Dr. Hassan Bazzi introduces Ali   Ali recites his poetry: