Amer Zahr in Dubai- Straight from Palestine

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM [AST]

jamjar, Unit 74 Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz 1, Dubai, 27554, United Arab Emirates

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM [AST]

About the Event

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.



About Amer:
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.

Cancellation policy

Please do let us know well in advance if you are unable to turn up as there are many others who would love to attend. Many thanks

About the Organizer

Reel Palestine is a pop-up film festival showing a selection of alternative Palestinian films in the UAE. (http://www.reelpalestine.org) How did Reel Palestine happen? Well, in short, we love Palestine. Who doesn't, really? So we sat around a table and decided to bring the best of Palestinian film to a screen near you. We believe it is important to be able to see Palestinian culture and tenacity through film and submerge ourselves in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and inspirational moments that occur under occupation. Stories that sometimes slip under the radar: stories of maqloubeh, giraffes and nostalgia for a better time. We want to tear down the wall (literally) and allow viewers to cinematically travel to our beloved Palestine, sans restrictions. Reel Palestine films will be screened across Dubai and Sharjah, between January 17th - 24th 2015, and is free and open to all.

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