Average Arab is a comedy in which Arab-American characters
meet in the storage room of a convenience store where they take an “Arab
American Survival Guide post 9/11” class. The characters learn
how to change their names, appearance, and accents to look more “American”
and to avoid scrutiny from a terrorist-fearing American public. What
follows is a hilarious ride that combines political anxiety, comedy,
satire, and a script that will cause you to laugh and think.
"This film is laugh-out-loud
funny but the message is dead serious"
-- Denise Taylor, The Boston Globe
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"...the most interesting,
varied multicultural ensemble I've seen in a Boston-area film."
-- Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix
"A witty satire that takes on the hot topic of racial profiling,
while cleverly breaking down the stereotypes endured by post 9/11 Arab-Americans."
-- Scott J. Thompson, Full-time Visiting Professor at Boston University
"Thank you for showing Just Your Average Arab to the Bridgewater
State College community. It was a wonderful turnout followed by a great
-- Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Chair of Communication Studies, Bridgewater
"I thought Just Your Average Arab was a moving, educational,
and funny film. I showed it to all my classes."
-- Susan Erickson, MFA, Central New Mexico Community College
"Pushing some clichés and stereotypes to the excess, Just Your
Average Arab turns post-USA Patriot Act paranoia into a comedy that
makes one think how Arabs are seen nowadays in the United States."
-- Emerson College Journalism Review
the Audience Award - 7th Annual Boston Comedy & Film Festival
Official Selection at the Plymouth Independent Film
Official Selection at the Arab Comedy Festival 2006