Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – Plaestinian Labor; The Arab Film Festival Benefit; The Dmestic Crusaders

In Tonight's program, on the occasion of May 1st, International Workers Day, U.C. Berkeley History Professor Beshara Doumani will be in conversation with Leila Farsakh, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  She is the author of Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel. http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/dept/polisci/faculty/farsakh.html

Later in the program, Khalil Bendib talks with young Pakistani-American playwright Wahajat Ali and his producer and Pre-eminent African American literary figure, Ishmael Reed, about the play The Domestic Crusaders.  

Also, Malihe Razazan speaks with the Arab Film Festival's Executive Director, Michel Shehade, about the May 7th screening of “Salt of This Sea”, a sneak preview benefit for the 13th Annual Arab Film Festival. The screening will be at 7 PM at California Theater located at 2113 Kittredge Street in Berkeley. http://aff.org/

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