"The Arab Americans" re-aired August 2018

Explore stories of Arab-Americans and their contributions to the American experience.

About the Film

Premiere Date: August 2017

"The Arab Americans" is the untold story of the contributions immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula have made on the United States. Placing the Arab American immigrant experience within the context of American history, this show explores the multiple waves of immigration and the tremendous impact of 9/11 on the Arab American community.

Read more about the film below.

A Closer Look at "The Arab Americans"

More About the Show

The film paints a portrait of Arab Americans who immigrated in pursuit of the American Dream. Stories featured include those of Sen. George Mitchell, actor Jamie Farr, Gen. John Abizaid, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid, White House reporter Helen Thomas and presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. 

In a time when the Arab American community finds itself in the media and public spotlight, this documentary shows the diversity of their contributions, experiences, backgrounds and faith.

"The Arab Americans” was produced by Zeitoune FilmWorks, LLC and WTTW, and presented by WTTW.


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