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Sami Mobarak, Full Interview


Sami Mobarak interviewed by Annabel Short


Time Period: 1985 - 2011


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.


Locations discussed: Astoria, Queens, NY


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