Documentaries serve to provide objective and accurate accounts on the subject or entity examined. As such, documentaries are great tools used to support ADF’s mission and its objectives of presenting Druze people, scholars, historians, and the general public. This tool also aids in preserving Druze heritage and culture for generations to come. ADF supports such activities in its effort to fulfill these objectives.
The Documentary on Arab-Americans by Detroit Public TV, a 13-part series for Public Television entitled Arab American Stories, aims at introducing the American people to Arab-Americans. It captures and presents stories of a select few, painting a memorable picture of details of their daily life, their struggles, aspirations, and successes; and celebrating the aspects that make them unique, while highlighting their similarities with other citizens of this great society and their integration into the fabric of America. The program is directed by the nationally-renowned Alicia Sams– an American of Druze descent – and produced by Detroit Public Television; ADF is one of the program’s sponsors.ADF also sponsored the Documentary Series: Druze in America – An Oral History Project that encompasses a series of professionally produced movie documentaries aimed at recording the history of Druze in America.
‘…a humble beginning to document our great history as American Druze over our first 100 years in this great country… to capture those moments before they are lost forever.’