The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS, is partnering with the Arab American National Museum to present the compelling 2012 Michigan-made feature film The Citizen.
Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11, and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream.
Inspired by true events, writer/director Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true citizen.
6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014
8:30 p.m.: Q&A with the film's director
9 p.m. (approximately): Iftar meal
Tickets $10 general; $5 museum members