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Title:

Sami Mobarak, Full Interview

Creator:

Sami Mobarak interviewed by Annabel Short

Date:

Time Period: 1985 - 2011

Description:

Sami Mobarak was born in Alexandria, Egypt and has lived in Astoria for 26 yearsHe worked for some time in a pizzeria, then in 2010 opened his own antiques and thrift store, making his passion of visiting flea-markets and seeking collectibles into a living. He talks about the divide between rich and poor in Egypt and how the 2011 revolution had become inevitable. He talks about the safety of Astoria, and how through person-to-person interactions in the neighborhood what could be political differences are erased.

Location:

Locations discussed: Astoria, Queens, NY

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