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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Against the chaotic backdrop of ongoing war and conflict in the Middle East and rising fears of terrorism in the West, the makers of the critically-acclaimed documentaries Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land and Edward Said: On Orientalism have produ

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1 November 2006 (USA) See more »
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Jack Shaheen ... Himself - Narrator (as Dr. Jack Shaheen)

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Jeremy Earp 
Sut Jhally 
 
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Jeremy Earp 
Jack Shaheen 

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Jeremy Earp .... producer
 
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Simon Shaheen 
 
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Sut Jhally 
Andrew Killoy 
Mary Patierno 
 
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Jason Young .... production assistant
 

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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
An eye opener, 2 April 2007
Author: damascus01 from United States

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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