Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

Things Arab Men Say

Things Arab Men Say

  • Nisreen Baker
  • 54 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Market Hall
Sponsored by Abraham Festival; Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough; The New Canadians Centre

In an Edmonton barber shop, Arab-Canadian men chat and joke about their immigrant experiences

At Jamal’s Eden Barbershop, the customers come in for more than a quick haircut. The men come from differentcultures, religions and social backgrounds, reflecting the complexity of Arab identity – including Christians, Druze, Muslims, both Shia and Sunni, along with secular types. At times serious, but laced with deft humour, their conversations last for hours as they debatecurrent issues. “Simply by coming together in this way, they challenge the whole notion that Arab culture is uniform and threatening.” – Nisreen Baker

Please join the Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC) of Peterborough and the Abraham Festival in “Celebrating our Peterborough Community” in a panel discussion and dialogue after the screening of the film, “Things Arab Men Say ” on January 28th, 4:30 pm. This event is a celebration of the compassionate community support  marking one year of the arson attack on the mosque in Peterborough. 
Dr. Momin Rahman, Dr. Dan Houpt , Dr. Saud Chawdhary, Nader Kharouba, Elizabeth Rahman will be a few of the guest speakers providing commentaries on various areas of the subject.  The session will be moderated by Dr. Shegufa Merchant.  We invite you to join us for refreshments served from the OMG and Aryana restaurants in Peterborough.