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Reel Bad Arabs on the big screen

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Jack Shaheen, professor emeritus at SIU and a child of Christian Lebanese immigrants, has spent many of his 71 years obsessively cataloging negative portrayals of Arabs in the media, resulting in the books TV Arabs and Reel Bad Arabs. The latter is now a 50-minute documentary along the lines of The Celluloid Closet. He's looking for a distributor, but you can preview it and buy a DVD here.

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