Cynthia McKinney is an American politician who was the first African American woman to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party.
In 2008, the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. If elected president, she promised an early end to the Iraq war; an end to threats of war against other countries including Iran and Russia; the safeguarding of privacy and civil liberties; no increase in the national debt; and a "thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System."
She visited Gaza in 2008 and 2009 attempting to break the blockade and was imprisoned by the Israeli forces.
Asdekaa al Arab is a documentary series about different people around the world from all walks of life who share a common interest: the Middle East. They can be artists, politicians, scientists, writers or activists. Each episode presents a profile of the person and his/ her activities in their country and follows them in their travels to the Middle East.
The program has featured guests such as Tony Benn, George Galloway, Norman Finkelstein, Lauren Booth, and Cynthia McKinney. Episodes have been filmed in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, the UK, France, Morocco, India, the UAE, Norway, Palestine, and Egypt.
Researched, Produced and Directed by Abir Alsayed