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This documentary follows Father Khader El-Yateem, a Palestinian American practicing Lutheran pastor, and, he hopes, the first Arab American on the New York City Council. Having grown up amidst conflict before emigrating to the U.S., Father K works to alleviate the mounting fears of the diverse but marginalized Arab American community of Bay Ridge following the 2016 presidential election. With the support of political activist Linda Sarsour, he mounts the campaign of a lifetime, taking viewers into the heart of identity politics.
United States / Documentary / 83 minutes / In English and Arabic with English Subtitles
Embark on an engaging evening with community leaders from around the country! The program will kick off with opening remarks from activist and civil rights leader Linda Sarsour to set the stage. As an organizer and activist both in and outside the film, she will share her expertise and experience in mobilizing communities across the country, and the importance of being active and informed participants. Directly following the film screening we will be joined by director Ahmed Mansour and Father Khadr El-Yateem for an intimate talkback.