DETROIT UNLEADED — Riyadh to Detroit (& Beyond): A Student-Curated Middle Eastern & Middle East-American Film Series

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) — School of Art / Middle Eastern Studies Program

Whether you like romance, adventure, comedy, documentary, or drama, Riyadh to Detroit (and Beyond): A Student-Curated Middle Eastern and Middle East-American Film Series, co-sponsored by the California State University Long Beach’s School of Art and the CSULB Middle Eastern Studies Program, will capture your attention. 


When Sami’s father dies, he must set aside his ambitions and take over his family’s gas station in a dangerous area of Detroit. From behind bulletproof glass, he falls for Naj, who comes to deliver phone cards for her brother. Anyone who has juggled ambition, a job, family, and love will understand what Naj and Sami feel as they struggle for a future together. Written by Jennifer Ginzinger, Heather Kolf, and Rola Nashef; directed by Rola Nashef. The October 16 screening will be followed by a talk with special guest Rola Nashef.

Thu 10.16 9:30AM

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University Theatre 108, California State University

near to 7th Street and E. Campus Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90840