Is the representation of Arabs in Hollywood changing?
How Western media’s negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims are shifting with the rise of streaming services.
From the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters, vilifying depictions of Arabs and Muslims have persisted in Western cinema, unchallenged. Yet, with the rise of streaming services, filmmakers of different ethnicities are now being afforded a chance to represent their own stories.
In this episode:
- Anne Sobel (@slicepassion), screenwriter, writer for Netflix’s The Exchange
This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan. The sound design was by George Al Wer. Our engagement producer is Aya Elmileik and our assistant engagement producer is Munera Al Dosari. Our Executive producer is Omar Al Saleh and Ney Alvarez is the head of audio. The show is hosted by Sami Zeidan.
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