American Arab

America ReFramed Season 4
  • Feature Film
  • 2016
  • 59 Mins

"Why is being an Arab suddenly the opposite of being a decent man?" Iraqi-American Usama Alshaibi explores what it's like to explore the 'space in between' as a hyphenated American, specifically of Arab origin, during the surge of anti-Muslim sentiment that arose in post 9/11 America.

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Film Credits

  • Usama Alshaibi Director, Producer, Editor
  • Gordon Quinn Executive Producerrefrigeratormothers-gordon-quinn-85x85.jpg
  • Justine Nagan Executive ProducerJustine Nagan
  • Christopher Rejano Cinematographer
  • Dinesh Sabu Cinematographer
  • Leslie Simmer Editor
  • Matt Lauterbach Editor

Critical Acclaim

It's been more than a decade since the (9-11) attacks, but the fear and racism towards Arabs still exists....This excellent sociological study breaks down the barriers, providing a deeply personal and affecting look at life from the unique perspective of Arab Americans.

Cleveland International Film Festival