Film and literature from Arab countries can give us much needed insight into life in other parts of the world. Join Kojo to hear about the contemporary Arab film festival currently running in D.C. and learn about other artists, film-makers and novelists whose work reflects the complexity of Arab culture today.


  • Charles Ramsey Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Shirin Ghareeb Assistant Director of the Washington DC International Film Festival, DC Commission on the Arts
  • Moumen Smihi Film director, "Moroccan Chronicles"
  • Halim Barakat Rofessor of Sociology, Georgetown University; member of Georgetown's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; also author of "The Arab World: Society, Culture and State"

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