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THINGS ARAB MEN SAY June 15th at Jackman Hall, Toronto
June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15
Raja Khouri and the National Film Board of Canada are pleased to announce the Toronto screening of the 2017 Rosie Award nominated documentary
THINGS ARAB MEN SAY
Written and directed by Nisreen Baker
June 15, 2017
6:30 PM (doors at 6 PM)
Jackman Hall (at the Art Gallery of Ontario)
317 Dundas St W, Toronto
Directions and Parking
Screening followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Nisreen Baker, Filmmaker
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.
In response to the vilification of the Arab community by influential voices in the public realm, director Nisreen Baker brings us Things Arab Men Say, a short documentary that paints a very different picture of this multi-faceted group. Join Jay, Ghassan, and their friends as they gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop for a haircut, a shave, and a lively discussion on politics, religion and identity.
At times serious, but laced with deft humour, the film follows the group as they debate the issues at hand and express often-surprising views that bring us closer to changing the narrative surrounding their community.