View other events for the week of 7/25/2007
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
|Screening of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People|
|Date||Wednesday July 25|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA|
|info [at] mtdpc.org|
|Address||55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596|
Videos for Peace presents Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (60 min)
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from 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. Wheelchair accessible.
Free popcorn available for your enjoyment.