The Arab Americans

About This Episode


The Arab Americans is the untold story of the contributions immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula have made on the United States. Placing the Arab American immigrant experience within the context of American history, this show explores the multiple waves of immigration and the tremendous impact of 9/11 on the Arab American community.

The film paints a portrait of Arab Americans who immigrated in pursuit of the American Dream. Stories featured include those of Senator George Mitchell, actor Jamie Farr, General John Abizaid, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid, White House reporter Helen Thomas and presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

In a time when the Arab American community finds itself in the media and public spotlight, this documentary shows the diversity of their contributions, experiences, backgrounds and faith.