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Tales from Arab Detroit

Author: Joan Mandell; Sally Howell; Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.; Olive Branch Productions.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Olive Branch Productions, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : VHS tape : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When an Arab American community center brings an Egyptian poet to perform a 1000-year-old epic, sparks fly. The result is a familiar American tale: parents trying to pass on cherished traditions and language, while their children are at home in a world of McDonald's and MTV"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Mandell; Sally Howell; Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.; Olive Branch Productions.
OCLC Number: 33991038
Language Note: Dialogue in English, and Arabic with English subtitles.
Notes: Documentary.
Credits: Camera, Rich Wieske ; editors, Carolyn Rouse, Erika Surat Andersen, Joan Mandell ; narrator, Bushra Karaman ; original music, Marty Jabara ; associate producer, Andrew Shryrock.
Performer(s): Narrator: Bushra Karaman.
Description: 1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, stereo.
Responsibility: ACCESS and Olive Branch Productions ; written and directed by Joan Mandell ; produced by Sally Howell, Joan Mandell.

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"When an Arab American community center brings an Egyptian poet to perform a 1000-year-old epic, sparks fly. The result is a familiar American tale: parents trying to pass on cherished traditions and language, while their children are at home in a world of McDonald's and MTV"--Container.

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Tales from Arab Detroit

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This is an excellent documentary video about Arab-Americans living in Detroit, which is home to the largest concentration of Arab-Americans living in the United States. Arab immigrants originally came to the area to take advantage of automobile industry jobs provided by Ford Motor Company. With...
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