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4th Tues. Films--Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Date Tuesday August 26
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
909 12th Street, Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSacPeace
4th Tuesday Films
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

This 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 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.

Shaheen shows how the persistence of these images over time has served to naturalize prejudicial attitudes toward Arabs and Arab culture, in the process reinforcing a narrow view of individual Arabs and the effects of specific US domestic and internationl policies on their lives. By inspiring critical thinking about the social, political, and basic human consequences of leaving these Hollywood caricatures unexamined, the film challenges viewers to recognize the urgent need for counter-narratives that do justice to the diversity and humanity of Arab people and the reality and richness of Arab history and culture.

Film is free and open to all.

http://www.realbadarabs.com
Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 4th, 2008 6:38 PM
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