Arabs of New York celebrates 'daring greatly'
Cadillac has released a short video that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of three Arabs. The film, titled 'Arabs in New York', is meant to celebrate the contribution that Arabs make to the Big Apple.
At a time when the position of Arabs in the US is frequently a topic of discussion, a video like this offers a brief insight into the lives of three entrepreneurial Arabs, who are blazing a trail in their respective fields.
The first, Mohamed Fairouz, is a New York-based award-winning Emirati composer who has created over 40 compositions which have been widely performed across the US. Recently, Fairouz was honoured with a national citation for outstanding achievement in artistry and scholarship by the UAE embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2008.
Michel Abboud, a Lebanese-born architect and artist, heads up an international architecture firm based in New York. Abboud is renowned worldwide for his avant-garde portfolio with residential projects in locations ranging from New York to Lebanon to the UAE.
Finally, Hala Abdul Malek, a Lebanese-born New Yorker, is a design critic, curator, branding consultant, and Middle East expert. She is a skilled design Strategist and holds an MFA in Design Criticism from School of Visual Arts, New York.
While this is just the first in the video series, it's by no means the last. Nadim Ghrayeb, Regional Marketing Manager for Cadillac Middle East, has said this is just the beginning: “Cadillac is truly passionate about innovations that drive us forward, so we have connected with personalities that originate from the Middle East, who use their talents to do the same.”
Check out the full video below: