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Things Arab Men Say

Nisreen Baker
2016 | 52 min 8 s


Short Synopsis

Long Synopsis



Left to Right: Fisal, Hassan, Falah, Bashar, Ramey, Adnan.

Left to Right: Fisal (reflection in mirror), Jamal (on barber chair).

Left to Right: Ghassan, Jamal, Jay .

Left to Right: Jamal, Jay, Nisreen.

Left to Right: Nisreen, Adnan, Jamal (standing in front of door), Ramey, Bashar, Falah.

Left to Right: Adnan, Ramey, Bashar, Falah, Hassan.

Left to Right: Daron and aAron (with the camera), Ghassan (on barber chair).

Left to Right: Fisal, Jay.

Left to Right: Adnan, Ramey.

Jamal (Standing), Ghassan (on barber chair).

Jamal (Standing), Ghassan (on barber chair).

Left to Right: Nisreen, Garrell, Daron.

Falah (far end), Hassan, Ghassan, Jay (foreground).

Falah (reflection in mirror), Fisal (on barber chair), Jamal (standing).

Jamal (standing), Fisal (on barber chair).

Where are you from?

There are things to be fixed

The image of Arabs

How can I feel home?

The Assimilation Process



Nisreen Baker

Photo : Nayeem Mano

Bonnie Thompson
Producer (NFB)

Photo : Debbie Boccabella


Special Thanks
Adnan Ghassan
Bashar Hassan
Falah Jay
Fisal Ramey

Written and Directed by
Nisreen Baker

Bonnie Thompson

Executive Producer
David Christensen

Hans Olson

Directors of Photography
Daron Donahue
aAron Munson

Jamal Eden Studio
St. Albert, Alberta

Production Coordinators
Jasmine Pullukatt
Faye Yoneda
Production Supervisor
Mark Power

Marketing Manager
Leslie Stafford

Program Administrators
Bree Beach
Ginette D’Silva

Centre Operations Manager
Darin Clausen



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