His father, who couldn’t find work in the U. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. DVD Jun 19, “Please retry”. I said, ‘Yeah, grandfather, but we call it the Bible. Alshaibi plans to finish it next year, take it to festivals, and try to get it shown on television. They told me I spoke really good English.

Though certainly not for the squeamish, the movie is a striking story of life in the Arab diaspora Starting in early , Alshaibi worked on a documentary on his homeland, and its current situation, titled Nice Bombs. The plot synopsis references elements such as the lead female character’s ‘work’ as a professional dominatrix and the conflict that this presents to her Islamic background, and the DVD box cover art even depicts a naked woman lolling on a bed while the back cover is also full of images of nudity – making the film appear to be loaded with eroticism and sex. It squanders an opportunity for thoughtful commentary on trauma and survival. I may re-rent it and watch it again to see if maybe I was just in the wrong mood. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. June 19, Run Time:

It was difficult for me to go through the bombing and the threat of being killed or kidnapped or beheaded.

Elastigirl does all the stretching in this sequel to the Pixar mega-hit. When he turned 21 inhis mother’s visa no longer covered him and the INS told him he had to leave. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


From Iraq to Iowa

He was a young man knocking around America when he got word on the eve of the Gulf war that the Iraqi government wanted him home to join the army and help repel the American invasion. One of his jobs was to digitize its collection of Studs Terkel interviews, and he and Terkel became close.

They told me I spoke really good English. This set off the eight-year Iran-Iraq War.

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He has also produced and directed numerous music videos for a variety of musicians, including Mahjongg, Panicsville and Bobby Conn. Alshaibi was the founder and Director of the Z Film Festival — and his short films have toured with author Jack Sargeant ‘s underground film programs.

Skip to main content Search. Interesting to see a veiled woman peg a heavily tattooed movles juxtaposed to bombing and gun fighting in Irak?

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Unrated Not Rated Studio: Learn more about Amazon Prime. I found a place for myself here. Battle Angel 3D Alita: A Muslim cab driver also figures prominently in the plot. In the meantime, he started to feel the curiosity directed toward himself and other Arabs turning darker and more hateful.

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Chicago Underground Film Festival. He was laid off in and spent a year unemployed, but in he was invited to apply for Kartemquin Films’s first diversity fellowship, underwritten by the MacArthur and Ford foundations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Write a customer review. The Alshaibis recently rented a house in Fairfield, Iowa, where Kristie is studying transcendental meditation at the Maharishi Peace Palace. Cute women but movie is boring.

The documentary style of the film lends an air of ‘reality’ to everything and the actors all do a fine job of reinforcing the sense of credibility. The description of the movie led one astray.

American Arab: a documentary on life in America

Boston Underground Film Festival. More urban, foreign, Ney York beetniks struggling through life. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He was in ninth grade when his mother, who wanted to study fashion design, took the children back to Iowa City.