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Things Arab Men Say

Things Arab Men Say

| 52 min

This documentary paints a picture of Arab men that is vastly different from what we’re accustomed to. In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arabs as terrorists and extremists, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.

  • writer
    Nisreen Baker
  • director
    Nisreen Baker
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • editor
    Hans Olson
  • director of photography
    Daron Donahue
    aAron Munson
  • additional camera
    Oliver Lessard
  • data management
    Oliver Lessard
  • sound recordist
    Larry MacDonald
    Garrell Clark
  • sound design
    John Blerot
  • music composer
    Ashraf El-Assaly
  • music performer
    Ashraf El-Assaly
  • online editor
    Kody Davidson
  • colourist
    Herman Ansink
  • closed captioning
    Steve Nichols
    Andy Toms
  • transcription
    Sharon Murphy
  • translation
    Nisreen Baker
  • production coordinator
    Jasmine Pullukatt
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
    Ginette D'Silva
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen



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