Homegrown Terrorists, the London Revelation: "The Arabian Dream" Takes an In-Depth Look at Arabs Living in America

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Arab American film completed and seeks to record their experience in the conscience of America. A positive story that speaks of peace, love and reconciliation between people.

Arab American filmmaker Neal AbuNab recently completed a non-fiction film project called "The Arabian Dream -- A tale of Arab Americans."

The film explores in depth the lives of Arab Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tracing the life stories of a handful of them, the film boldly paints their criticism of US foreign policy as an American tradition.

Americans have grown suspicious of Arabs living amongst them, especially after the terrorist attacks on America. Recent polls show that an increasing number of Americans favor tighter security controls and surveillance of Arabs in America.

In a recent interview, radio talk show host Frank Beckman (760AM-Detroit) faced the filmmaker with the troubling question. Beckman asked: "when people look at you and they hear Arab they are thinking of the suicide bomber going after our troops in Iraq. They think all these terrorists are hiding out in Dearborn and going to mosques and plotting attacks."

AbuNab said: "Polls show that the paranoia is going up and not going down. It is not as prevalent here in Michigan as it is across the nation. This movie is an opportunity for America to look at Arabs and see them for what they are."

AbuNab hopes to release his movie on the Fourth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. He wants to premiere it in a big way in New York City where the twin towers fell as a result of the terrorist attacks.

Talk show personality, Frank Beckman, reviewed the movie and called it "very interesting, it’ll get some people upset, I guarantee you."

A screener DVD is available for potential distributors, film critics and the media.

Please contact Neal AbuNab directly at 313-506-4409 or by e-mail.

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