– NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO VIEW –
Planet of the Arabs is an experimental short on Hollywood’s negative depiction of Arabs and Muslims through the decades. Inspired by Dr. Jack Shaheen’s book “Reel Bad Arabs”, Planet was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, won the “Best Editing” award at the CinemaTexas Film Festival and continues to be shown in art exhibitions and used in classrooms as an educational tool on stereotypes in the media.
From the book REEL BAD ARABS:
Out of 1000 films that have Arab & Muslim characters (from the year 1896 to 2000) 12 were positive depictions 52 were even handed 90O and so were negative.