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Arab Film Festival

Detroit Unleaded

Directed by Rola Nashef

Narrative / USA / 2012 / 92 mins / English

Detroit Unleaded

Harmony Gold (Los Angeles)
Oct. 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Description


Between Detroit and Arab-America, Sami works behind the bulletproof glass of a 24-hour gas station with his cousin Mike. Inside this unique neighborhood, the station is more than just a pitstop for rolling papers and fake perfume, but a place where an infinite stream of spirited and often hilarious people flow through. When Najlah walks in, Sami//’s shift becomes anything but routine.


Director's Bio

maxresdefault Born in Lebanon, first-time director Nashef drew on her personal experience growing up in Detroit as she attempted to humanize Arab-Americans for North American audiences in the film. Shooting took nine years, during which she had to overcome a serious back injury and invent creative solutions to a lack of funding.

 


Credits

Cinematographer: Keir Yee
Producers: Rola Nashef and Leon Toomey
Editor: Nathanael Sherfield
Music: Joe Namy

Dates & Times

Detroit Unleaded

Harmony Gold (Los Angeles)
Oct. 19, 2013 2:00 pm