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Reel Bad Arabs
Presented By KARAMA
Saturday, October 28th at 2:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 10/28/17 at 10:00am PST
AMC MissionValley 220
1640 Cmino del Rio N.
San Diego, CA 92108
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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form 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. 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 international 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.

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2:00pm to 3:45pm
Doors open at 1:30pm

General Admission: $10.00
Student: $5.00

All Ages

AMC MissionValley 220<br> 1640 Cmino del Rio N.<br> San Diego, 92108



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