BelAhdan, Arab American Artists and the issue of representation!!



This video is about BelAhdan with Taous Khazem , Mizna and Dreamland Arts present “In Algeria They Know My Name.” Written and performed by Taous Khazem; directed and dramaturgy by Zaraawar Mistry.
In Algeria, they say you don’t marry one finger, you marry all ten. In this heartfelt and humorous one woman play, Minnesota-raised Taous Khazem travels to her father’s homeland to work as a theater artist, and unexpectedly falls in love with an Algerian clown. Caught in between traditions, religions and misconceptions, Taous struggles to find a sense of belonging in a foreign land, but ultimately discovers a fresh meaning of home, family, art and bicycle rides.