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Valentino's ghost : the politics behind images

Author: Michael SinghCatherine JordanRobert FiskMelani McAlisterNiall FergusonAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Michael Singh Productions, Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, [2011] [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Valentino's Ghost takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early 20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks to today's damaging stereotypes as evil fanatics. Through interviews with Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, and John Mearsheimer amongst others, the film shows the way in which the changing image of Arabs and Muslims has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVDs
Documentary films
Educational films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Singh; Catherine Jordan; Robert Fisk; Melani McAlister; Niall Ferguson; John J Mearsheimer; Mike Farrell; Michael Singh Productions.; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 1594588988 9781594588983
OCLC Number: 767618490
Language Note: Optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Videodisc release of the documentary produced in 2011.
Bonus features: extended interviews and comic clips: Robert Fisk, Middle East war correspondent (7 min.) ; Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, History (4 min.) ; John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago, Political Science (5 min.) ; Melani McAlister, George Washington University, American Studies (4 min.) ; Alan Sharp, Hollywood screenwriter (3 min.) ; Aron Kader, comedian ; Maz Jobrani, comedian.
Credits: Music, Lisa Coleman ; editors, Brad Fuller, Michael Singh, Catherine Jordan ; camera, Van Carlson [and others].
Performer(s): Narrator, Mike Farrell; interviewees, Melani McAlister, Niall Ferguson, Dovid Ysroel, John Mearsheimer, Alan Sharp, Diana Abu-Jabar, Robert Fisk, Jack G. Shaheen, Anthony Shadid, Gore Vidal, Albert Mokhiber, Stephen Rohde, Tony Shaloub, Maz Jobrani, Aron Kader, Ahmed Ahmed.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: Introduction --
Romancing Arabia: the Arab as hero --
How the East was won: the Arab as redskin --
Liberating the Arabs --
Liberating Jerusalem: the Arab as loser --
U.S. guarantees Israel's security --
Palestinians begin terror attacks --
Thy will be done: the Arab as Christ's enemy --
The rising storm: Islam becomes the danger --
Mossadegh, OPEC and oil --
The great silencer --
The Israel lobby --
Race: the Arab as dark --
The politics of Hollywood movies --
Three kings: an exception --
Invisible Arab: the Arab as innocent --
The new evil: the Arab as attacker --
Why do they hate us? --
House of horrors: Abu Ghraib --
Undermining freedom at home and abroad --
Making the Middle East unintelligible --
Changing times? --
Credits.
Other Titles: Images of Arabs/Muslims in the American mainstream media
Politics behind images
Responsibility: written and directed by Michael Singh ; produced by Michael Singh, Catherine Jordan.

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"Valentino's Ghost takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early 20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks to today's damaging stereotypes as evil fanatics. Through interviews with Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, and John Mearsheimer amongst others, the film shows the way in which the changing image of Arabs and Muslims has mirrored America's political agenda in the Middle East. Valentino's Ghost aims to sharpen viewers' media literacy and increase their skills in questioning media representations, especially those of minority groups and people with whom our government is in conflict. The film ends with a report of a few Hollywood films that have provided complex images and avoided ethnic stereotyping"--Container.

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Valentino’s Ghost: Images of Arabs/Muslims in the American Mainstream Media

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Valentino’s Ghost, chronologically situates the American representation of Islam, Muslims and Arabs from the 1920s onward through interviews and clips from various media. Just like other marginalized groups such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Native peoples and other non-visible minorities,...
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