Reel Bad Arabs : How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Published on Oct 11, 2020
(Please note, this content has been blocked by the copyright holder, Fox. The material is therefore provided as a free download from Dropbox under the 'fair use' provision at: Documentary based on a book, Reel Bad Arabs : How Hollywood Vilifies a People written by the narrator, Dr. Jack G. Shaheen. An essential eye-opener into how, since the days of silent movies, the racism inherent in Hollywood media has shaped (read: twisted) people's perception of Arabs and Muslims, and how that has and continues to affect public perception and policy making. Shaheen's sensitive dissection and understanding stands in sharp contrast to the repeated images of the first half of the film, and gently offers an insight into the very different real Arab world.

Shaheen, professor of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University, is a former consultant on Middle Eastern affairs for CBS news. He won the Janet Lee Stevens Award from the University of Pennsylvania for his "outstanding contribution towards a better understanding of our global community" as well as being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

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