Book Discussion on Reel Bad Arabs

Mr. Shaheen talked about his book, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, published by Interlink Publishing Group. In… read more

Mr. Shaheen talked about his book, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, published by Interlink Publishing Group. In the book, the author decries what he views as the negative portrayal of Arabs in American movies and television programs. He reviews over 900 movies in which Arab characters appear, and argues that, because the depictions of Arabs are overwhelmingly unfavorable, Arab-Americans are widely viewed with suspicion. During this presentation, Mr. Shaheen discussed the portrayal of Arabs in such movies as Casablanca and Disney’s Hidalgo. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. close

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  • Jack G. Shaheen Professor Emeritus Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville->Mass Communications
  • Gary Weaver Executive Director American University->Intercultural Management Institute

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Book Discussion on Reel Bad Arabs

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180941-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 27, 2004
Last Aired:
Aug 7, 2004

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  • Mar 27, 2004 | 10:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2004 | 1:46am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 07, 2004 | 2:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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