Things Arab Men Say paints a picture of Arab men that is vastly different from what we’re accustomed to. In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arabs as terrorists and extremists, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.
Screening followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Nisreen Baker, Director of Things Arab Men Say.
Arif Virani, MP for Parkdale – High Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism).
Kamal Al-Solaylee, Award-winning author and professor of Journalism at Ryerson University.
Raja Khouri, Co-founder and first president, Canadian Arab Institute, and former
Ontario Human Rights Commissioner.
Date and location:
June 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM (doors close at 6 pm).
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4.
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