Reel Bad Arabs: Arabs in Hollywood Films
January 15, 2006 Sunday 2PM CT
They've been cast as mysterious sheiks, violent terrorists and crafty oil tycoons. But rarely do we see them as romantic leading actors, much less heroes. This hour, on Here on Earth, join Jean Feraca and her guests for a discussion on the portrayal of Arabs in Hollywood films.
- Dr. Jack Shaheen (sha-HEEN), consultant to hit film "Syriana" Author, "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People."
- Ali Jaafar (ah-LEE ja-FAHR), Diversity Department at the British Film Insitute. His articles have appeared in "Variety" and other publications.
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