“Rola Nashef, The Director’s Cut”

Date/Time Event Information
Apr 16th
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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Film Screening, Artist Talk

In Rola Nashef, The Director’s Cut, 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow, filmmaker and multi-media artist, Rola Nashef, takes us from her early years of arriving to Lansing, Michigan, as a Lebanese immigrant and ESL child, to her outer life as an imaginative and engaged kid with friends and relationships that crossed highly diverse and often segregated communities inMichigan. Through powerful and lively storytelling, Nashef reflects on her own life experiences and introduces audiences to an entire cast of characters who would later become the inspiration for her award-winning film, Detroit Unleaded. A lifetime in the making, Rola Nashef, The Director’s Cut is a unique and emotionally provocative performance that moves back and forth between personal memoir and director’s commentary, featuring never-before-seen clips from her short and feature films, behind-the-scenes footage, family photos, and personal stories about life growing up Arab in America.

For more information on the artist and project, click here.


Arab American National Museum