Arab Indianapolis Film Premiere

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Arab Indianapolis Film Premiere


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5 p.m. (ET) calendar reminder

About the Event

Join WFYI for the public premiere of Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History, followed by a discussion with the film’s producer Edward E. Curtis IV.

This event is free to attend. Advanced registration is requested.

About The Film

Arab Indianapolis reveals a new chapter in the diverse history of central Indiana. It explores the first Arabic-speaking neighborhood in Indianapolis, the founding of St. George Church in the 1920s, the establishment of a prominent Arab American business on Monument Circle in the 1920s, the service of Arab Americans in World War II, the election of Arab Americans to political offices at the Indiana Capitol, the contributions of Arab Americans to medicine since the 1920s, and the influence of Arab American food on menus across the city.

The documentary was underwritten by the Arab Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., and Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film was produced by Fisher Productions in association with Indiana University.


After viewing the documentary, the film's producer, Edward E. Curtis IV will be in conversation with local leaders from the Arab community in Indianapolis, including:

  • Senator Fady Qaddoura
  • Sara Hindi

About the Venue

The premiere screening event will be held at Central Library (40 E St. Clair St.) in the Clowes Auditorium.

The Central Library has a paid parking garage available to patrons during their time at the Library. The garage can be accessed on Pennsylvania Street.


6:00-8:00 pm EST Central Library 40 E. St. Clair St.Register

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