The Cast


The documentary chronicles the Arab-American experience through interviews with prominent Arab-Americans. The interviews highlight the diversity of Arab-American contributions, experiences, backgrounds and faiths. Some of the Arab-Americans we’ve interviewed are:


Fatina Abdrabboh
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Gen. John Abizaid
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Retired US Army General, former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM).

Jamie Farr
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Actor, philanthropist

Malek Jandali
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Composer, pianist.

Philip Kayal, PhD
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Professor of sociology and anthropology.

Sen. George Mitchell
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Former United States Senator from Maine, Senate Majority Leader, Diplomat, Businessman.

Ralph Nader
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Consumer advocate, activist, presidential candidate, author, lecturer and attorney.

Dean Obeidallah

Comedian, CNN Contributor.

Bobby Rahal
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American racing legend.

Anthony Shadid
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, foreign correspondent for the New York Times & Washington Post. Anthony Shadid passed away on February 16, 2012 as he was fleeing Syria while reporting on the Syrian uprising. Please see our In Memoriam page.  Anthony was a good friend to this project and we remember him fondly.

Helen Thomas
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Maysoon Zayid

Comedian, actress, activist.

Congressman Nick Rahall


US House of Representatives, 1977 – 2015

John Zogby

Political pollster and founder of the Zogby Poll, opinion leader and author.

Andy Shallal

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Restaurateur and philanthropist

Helen Samhan, PhD


Executive Director, Arab American Institute Foundation

Jo Ann Byrnes

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Social Worker

Rev. Basil Koory


Pastor, St. George Antiochian Cathedral

Cherrefe Kadri


Council Member, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

Suri Kassier


Founder/President of Kasirer Consulting in New York City

Jack G. Shaheen, PhD


Author & Lecturer