Arab Americans and the American Dream
February 28, 2017
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Tri-C hosts film screening showcasing contributions of Middle Eastern immigrants
A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans, a documentary on the contributions of Middle Eastern immigrants to the United States, will be screened March 28 at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
Filmmaker Abe Kasbo will attend showings at two Tri-C sites — Western Campus in Parma and Corporate College® West in Westlake — and participate in question-and-answer sessions with audiences.
The movie, released in 2015, tells the stories of immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula who left their homeland in pursuit of the American Dream.
“Arab Americans have proudly ventured beyond their ethnicity, language and religion to make noteworthy contribution to both the immigrant experience and ultimately the American experience,” Kasbo said.
“They served this nation with significant contributions throughout the spectrum of society — as politicians and public servants, entertainers, physicians, business leaders and educators. It is this extraordinary and uniquely American story of people and places that must be told.”
The event is free and open to the public. The film screening and discussion with Kasbo will take place at the following times and locations on Tuesday, March 28:
• 1-3 p.m. at Western Campus, room 223 of the Health Careers and Sciences building
11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma
• 6-8 p.m. at Corporate College West, room 112
25425 Center Ridge Road in Westlake
To learn more about the film, visit www.arabamericandoc.com.