3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

The annual event aims to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and give perspective to issues faced by the Arab world   The 2018 Arab Film Festival has officially kicked off in metro Detroit. As a part of the larger Cinetopia Film Festival, the event will run through June 10, presenting a lineup of director … More 3 Must-See Films at This Year’s Arab Film Festival

Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

From Aleppo to Eastern Ghouta, news and public attention comes and goes, but the death toll continues to rise as the world bears witness to the horrors in Syria. “It’s not a top news story. That’s usually how it goes,” says Amal Rass, midwestern regional coordinator of Students Organize for Syria (SOS). “When it’s not … More Seven years of tragedy: the forgotten Syrian people and the stigmatization of refugees in the US

Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

Alaa Al-Sabeh, a Muslim engineering student born and raised in Hama, Syria, was accepted into the College of Engineering master’s program at Wayne State for the spring/summer semester. He was in the process of finalizing his student visa when his interview with the U.S embassy was canceled on Jan. 28. He was then told not … More Visa interview canceled for prospective Syrian student after executive order

Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’

        “Little Gandhi: The Lost Truth of The Syrian Uprising” directed and produced by award-winning Sam Kadi (“The Citizen,” 2012) trails the legacy of Ghiyath Matar, a peaceful Syrian civil rights activist who had a mind and heart that was anything but “little.” The documentary features Matar’s legacy as he led Syrians … More Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’

Free Our People

I dream of a day youth can play in flower filled gardens With jasmine flowers woven through braided hair And families breaking bread together at dinner I dream of a day families can walk through the markets With sticky hands from pistachio ice cream Summer air filled with sweet aromas Mango juice dripping down arms … More Free Our People