“Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History” Selected for 31st Annual Heartland Film Festival

Indianapolis — Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History has been chosen for inclusion in the 31st annual Heartland International Film Festival. The documentary will be shown on October 11 at Living Room Theaters and on October 12 at Glendale Landmark Theater. It will also stream from October 6 – 16 on the Heartland Film website. Tickets are available here. The documentary, directed and produced by local … Continue reading “Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History” Selected for 31st Annual Heartland Film Festival

“Indianapolis Monthly”: Dr. Edward Curtis On Amplifying Indy’s Arab Voices

DR. EDWARD E. CURTIS IV joined us on the heels of the release of his book Arab Indianapolis and documentary Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History, which recently aired on WFYI, to discuss the film. Dr. Curtis takes a scholarly look at the often-neglected history of Arab Americans in Indianapolis, who have made significant impacts on the region since the late 1800s. Continue reading “Indianapolis Monthly”: Dr. Edward Curtis On Amplifying Indy’s Arab Voices

WISH-TV Coverage of Arab Indianapolis

By Katiera Winfrey (@Katiera_Winfrey), WISH-TV, Jun 6, 2022: Lucas Oil Stadium sits near Capital and South Street now, but 120 years ago, it was home to one of Indy’s first Arabic-speaking communities. An IUPUI professor is leading efforts to bring that history to light with a new book and documentary. In the early 1900s, not too far from Peyton Manning’s statute, sat the entrance of … Continue reading WISH-TV Coverage of Arab Indianapolis

New Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail

Take a Self-Guided Tour of the Sites along the Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail! Click on this link to Clio.Com. The Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail there will give you directions to each stop along the route and tell you why the site is important. It is possible to walk from the Historic Syrian Quarter to Monument Circle, the Indiana War Memorials, Mass Ave, and the Indiana … Continue reading New Arab Indianapolis Heritage Trail