Update on Slingshot Hip Hop

A quick update to what I wrote below about the film ‘Slingshot Hip Hop,’: if like me you’re based in Glasgow it’s showing at the Glasgow Film Theatre on October 28th.

The showing will also feature an introduction from Jackie Salloum, the director, and Suhell Nafar of DAM. Sounds really worth making it along, perhaps I’ll see you there.

Below I’ve embedded another short film by Jackie Salloum. It’s an edited together selection of portrayals of Arabs in movies, called ‘Planet of the Arabs.’

Planet of the Arabs is a powerful 9 minute collage of racist stereotyping of Arabs in movies.Out of 1000 films that have Arab & Muslim characters (from the year 1896 to 2000) 12 were positive depictions, 52 were even handed and the rest of the 900 and so were negative. A montage of Hollywood’s relentless dehumanization of Arabs and Muslims.


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