UAE Embassy Discussion
On October 12, 2021, the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, hosted a panel discussion on Amen-
Amen-Amen, hosted by Dana Al Marashi, Head of Cultural Diplomacy. Ms. Al Marashi opened
the evening with her reflections on the importance of art in diplomacy and specifically about
the value of the documentary Amen-Amen-Amen, in reflecting religious pluralism in the UAE.
John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University, and Co-Founder of NYU Abu Dhabi,
shared his reflections on the importance of ecumenism in his own life as a high school student,
and how he secured his doctoral degree in religion from Fordham University and later how the
Abu Dhabi campus came about during his time a president of NYU. Always captivating, John
mixed in funny stories along the way.
The panel discussion was moderated by Max Neuberger, Founder, Jewish Insider, and included
Tom Gallagher, creator, writer, director and producer of AmenTheFilm, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna,
Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of the Emirates, and Eli Epstein, businessman and
Dubai 2020 World Expo
Amen-Amen-Amen premiered at the Dubai 2020 World Expo on November 15, 2021, in an
outdoor theatre event co-hosted by the U.S. and Israel Pavilions. Over 75 people sat on the lawn
and enjoyed the film, which was well-received.
UJA Federation of New York Event
The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York hosted a panel discussion on
my documentary, Amen-Amen-Amen, including the showing of 3-video clips, on
December 15, 2021, which was well-received. It was a hybrid in-person/Zoom event.
Her Excellency Amna Binzaal Almheiri, Consul General of the UAE in New York City, gave
opening remarks. [Stringent COVID protocols were in place for the event.]