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In My Own Skin: The Complexity of Living as an Arab in America

From: Nikki Byrd and Jennifer Jajeh

© 2002, In My Own Skin

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As the title suggests, this 16 minute films speaks volumes about the “complexity of living as an Arab in America.�? It is composed exclusively of interviews conducted with 5 women of Arab descent who reflect on their identity, culture, and the challenges they face in this country, particularly in light of September 11, 2001, and other recent events in the Middle East. Excerpts of the interview are arranged thematically. This clip is the first segment of the film, which introduces us to each of the women and presents some of their reflections on cultural conflicts they face in America.

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