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Arab American Cultural Center presents "Lessons in Seeing" a film by Yehuda Sharim

  • Arab American Cultural Community 10555 Stancliff Road Houston, TX, 77099 United States (map)

When the elderly math teacher, Sibhatleab, ventures alone from a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he finds himself at the bottom rung of the social ladder in a vast, faceless Texan metropolis in the summer before a contentious election. As he still copes with his unthinkable twenty-five year history of imprisonment and torture, he finds hope at Salem Market, a tiny store that caters to Houston’s refugee community. The film tells his story of disillusionment and resilience, questioning our understanding of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.

5:30 Film Begins

7:00 Community Discussion

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