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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs--from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding "terrorists"--along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today. Shaheen shows how the persistence of these images over time has served to naturalize prejudicial attitudes toward Arabs and Arab culture, in the process reinforcing a narrow view of individual Arabs and the effects of specific US domestic and international policies on their lives. By inspiring critical thinking about the social, political, and basic human consequences of leaving these Hollywood caricatures unexamined, the ... Written by
During my childhood and my last 30 years in America I had to explain to people why my family do not look and act like the Arabs in the movies.This documentary shows a consistent pattern of portraying Muslim and Arabs as enemies ,evil and not trustworthy.It is the same way Hollywood portrayed African Americans,Indians and other minorities.This exploitation is not new.I commend Dr.Jack Shaheen effort to inform the movie industry that their act is contributing to misunderstanding and hatred among nations, religions and cultures .He must have spent so many hours watching boring movies to collect these facts.Other nation see us through our movies.No wander there is no trust between us and the Arabs. This documentary open our eyes to a subject many of us do not notice when we watch a movie.
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