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Post-9/11 Xenophobia

Liz Losh and Ann Bartow at Sivacracy point out some impressive artistic displays of the expansion of anti-Arab xenophobia as perpetrated by Hollywood since (and prior to) Sept. 11, ’01. Losh:

…[T]he website of The Path to 9/11 has a sickening clip called “How to Create a Riot” on its video menu.

You can learn about the village in Morocco, Ouarzazate, that Hollywood relies upon to produce its cultural cliches and the three generations of extras who inhabit the place. Its history on celluloid apparently goes back to Lawrence of Arabia! This documentary by Ali Essafi tells you more.

Bartow directs us to Jackie Salloum‘s enlightening (and award-winning) 9-minute “Planet of the Arabs” Check it out:

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