Zaytuna College BookClub with Serge Bakalian
Join us at Zaytuna College in Berkeley for an intimate talk and discussion about the groundbreaking book “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People” by Jack Shaheen led by our Executive Director Serge Bakalian. In the book, Shaheen dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema’s earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing “evil” Arabs. He documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1 – brutal, heartless, uncivilized “others” bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners – and examines how and why such a stereotype has grown and spread in the film industry. We look forward to an evening of refreshments and thought-provoking discussion.
Event is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union