Amer Zahr in Dubai: Straight from Palestine
January 24th at 9:30 p.m.
thejamjar, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
Reel Palestine is excited to welcome Amer Zahr back to Dubai for a show in collaboration with Reel Palestine's 2017 festival programme and hosted by thejamjar.
About Amer: Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He has headlined packed houses at New York City's world-famous Carnegie Hall and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He is the founder of producer of the "1001 Laughs Ramallah Comedy Festival," a production in Palestine, as well as the annual "1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival" in Dearborn, Michigan, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum. He is also the filmmaker of "We're Not White," a comedic and informative approach to the Arab-American struggle to get a box on the United States Census Form. Amer is the author of the well-read blog "The Civil Arab," as well as his first book, "Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile.” Amer holds an MA in Middle East Studies and a JD (law degree), both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He writes and speaks widely on political and social affairs, and has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Al-Jazeera.
Amer's show will take place at thejamjar and will follow Reel Palestine's screening of a Series of Shorts at 7:30 p.m. at A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue. Those attending the screening will have enough time to change venues to attend Amer Zahr's show. The show will be in English will a few Arabic words.
The capacity of the space allows for 150 people and seating will be based on registration for admission. To register please sign up for admission here. In the event that the show sells out, those put on the waitlist will have the opportunity to attend if existing attendees change their mind. So sign up to the waitlist!