Amer Zahr in Dubai: Straight from Palestine
Reel Palestine is excited to welcome Amer Zahr back to Dubai for a show in collaboration with Reel Palestine's 2017 festival programme.
The show will take place at jamjar in Alserkal Avenue- the capacity of the space allows for 150 people so please sign up asap. And if you do sign up and then cannot make it, please show courtesy by notifying us via this page as there will likely be a big waiting list.
Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He has headlined packed houses at New York City's world-famous Carnegie Hall and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
He is the founder of producer of the "1001 Laughs Ramallah Comedy Festival," a production in Palestine, as well as the annual "1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival" in Dearborn, Michigan, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum. He is also the filmmaker of "We're Not White," a comedic and informative approach to the Arab-American struggle to get a box on the United States Census Form.
Amer is the author of the well-read blog "The Civil Arab," as well as his first book, "Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile.” Amer holds an MA in Middle East Studies and a JD (law degree), both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He writes and speaks widely on political and social affairs, and has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Al-Jazeera.
The show will be in English will a few Arabic words.