The book under review courageously explores the bitter realities behind the creation of Israel, a process of ethnic cleansing which continues today.
Volume 3 – Issue 3
While We Stand Aside and Look: Demonising Palestinians in Hollywood Movies – Where is the Responsibility? Review of the DVD, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, DVD, 50 mins, Media Education Foundation, ISBN: 1-932869-00-X
A review of the documentary based on the book of the same name which meticulously examines the portrayal of Arabs in some 750 movies from Hollywood’s earliest days until today.
Extracts from a study by the Islamic Human Rights Commission into the representation of Muslims in the media that reflect the intersection of ideas of Palestine and Muslims and Islam in the British media. These particular extracts look at the portrayal of Palestine in some Hollywood movies and suggest that the impact of these types of images and ideas are of huge significance in shaping public opinion against Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims.
Palestine and the ‘Humanisation’ of the Historical Arab in Hollywood : Still Racism by any Other Name?
Using two recent Hollywood blockbusters (‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘Munich’) as case-studies, Seyfeddin Kara draws parallels between the traditional presentation of racial minorities in Western cinema and the representation of Palestinians in Hollywood today.
A study of the political, religious and cultural factors underlying the pro-Israeli bias apparent in the Western media today, as depicted in the mainstream news and television programmes.
The issue of representation in the media is a major issue and has spanned many studies in academia. Representation in the media of certain communities or peoples or races for that matter has serious repercussions on how the subject is viewed by the masses. Take