Near Eastern Studies
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Tune into Detroit PBS Channel 56 on Monday, April 16th, at 7:30pm
to see Motawi Tileworks on 'Arab-American Stories'!
Detroit Public Television premiered its 13-part series Arab-American Stories at the end of March. Hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby, the series profiles Arab-Americans making an impact in their communities, professions, families, and the world at large. The series is a national partnership with PBS, but its production was initiated by the Michigan Arab-American community.
Nawal Motawi, the founder and owner of Motawi Tileworks, is featured in the episode airing on Monday, April 16, at 7:30pm. Filmmaker Sarah Zientarski and her crew spent a day at the Tileworks in late November 2011 filming Nawal and the production staff. “I’m incredibly proud of our staff and what we’ve achieved,” says Nawal, “and I’m delighted that we get to share it with the rest of the country.”