MV International Film Festival interview: Director Ahmed Ahmed

— Photo by Yoojin Cho

Ahmed Ahmed, an Egyptian-American stand-up comic, took American comedians on a tour to the Middle East to perform in front of over 20,000 people. He documented the journey and used “Just Like Us” as a tool to address socially relevant cultural issues.

Mr. Ahmed said, one of the reasons why he made this film was to show that everyone, including the Arabs and Muslims, laught just like us.