Reel Bad Arabs

How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Dr. Jack G. Shaheen. 2006. United States of America. vo English. s Spanish. 50’

v Arabic s Spanish
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This 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 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.

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