Join Jones Library on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7 pm in the Woodbury Room for a screening of Reel Bad Arabs, the seventh in a film & discussion series which looks at issues of race. A facilitated discussion will be held after the screening.
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs in film, offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in U.S. history, and why they matter so much today. Acclaimed author Dr. Jack 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. Viewer discretion advised, contains violent imagery and graphic language.
This film series is co-sponsored by the Jones Library and The Coming Together Project. More information about The Coming Together Project can be found at http://www.coming-together.org/.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.