Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, is a documentary created by author Dr. Jack Shaheen. The film explores how Arab and Muslim stereotyping has been projected on silver screens throughout the history of cinema. But is the demonisation of Arab peoples really comparable to the vilification of the Jews in the 1930’s? Does combating misrepresentation change anything if the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan are not in question? Filmed at The Screens of Terror Conference at London South Bank University, this report includes clips from Dr Shaheen’s fascinating work.
- Screens of Terror Blog
- Article by Scott J. Simon: Arabs in Hollywood: An Undeserved Image
- Article by Mazin B. Qumsiyeh: 100 Years of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stereotyping