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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

- Jhally / US, 2006 / 50 min.

The history of cinema features a long list of degrading stereotypes of Arabs – from Bedouin bandits and submissive virgins to sinister sheikhs and armed 'terrorists'. This critical documentary offers a different narrative.

Details

Director

- Jhally

Production year

2006

Country

US

Original title

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Length

50 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

Trembling Landscapes

Landscape is a charged notion in the Middle East.* On the one hand, representations of landscape engage with a heady mix of national and natural borders, tussles over resources and territory, and (colonial) history. On the other hand, it is a rich source of identity, tradition and imagination.

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