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Director: FAHMI FAROUK FARAHAT

 

Release Date: December 2008
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Not Rated


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SYNOPSIS

After September 11, Saudis living in America came under scrutiny as many Americans wondered who are they; what are they doing in the US; why do they hate us; do they support Osama Bin Laden; how do they feel about 9/11; and why do they oppress their women?

Saudi filmmaker Fahmi Farahat takes his camera and invites us into his own life in an attempt to answer these questions. He captures the views and attitudes of his family and friends, who are either living or visiting the US, through which he explores the many questions that surround Saudis in America.

The film is Produced by Ahmad Zahra and Executive Produced by Mohannad Malas. Other credits include Director of Photography John Taylor and Music Composer Vicente Avella who starts the opening sequence of the film with his own rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, a fusion of Arabic and Western style music. The film also features the song My Favorite Passages by Ani from her Album "One".

"Farahat miraculously brings the Saudi sense of humor to bear on this serious material, and the audience quickly identifies with the people interviewed."

~The Washington Report

 

This film is suitable for cultural and educational programming.