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Reel bad Arabs

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Alternate title:How Hollywood vilifies a people
Summary:Throughout its history, Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. This documentary, as presented by Dr. Jack Shaheen, offers a variety of examples on this issue and seeks to rectify this stereotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery. By suggesting alternative narratives that could be portrayed, the film offers possibilities to humanize, rather than demonize, Arabs and their historic and modern cultures.
Description:Based on the book: Reel bad Arabs by Jack Shaheen. Contents: Introduction -- Myths of Arabland -- The Arab threat: Mideast politics & Hollywood -- Terror, Inc.: demonizing Palestinians & Muslims -- The only good Arab -- Islamophobia -- Getting real.
Creator:Jhally, Sut
Earp, Jeremy
Contributor:Shaheen, Jack G., 1935-
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Arabs in motion pictures
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
Motion pictures -- United States -- History
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:TV, Film
Collection:Films@UM
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