Valentino's Ghost (2013)

Valentino's Ghost
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Documentary, Political, Historical
Keywords culture, historical, identity, media, Middle East, political, religion
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Steven Shepherd Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Danielle Lesovitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Michael Singh Editor n/a 172 7000001
Brad Fuller Editor n/a 172 7000002
Catherine Jordan Editor n/a 172 7000003
Barry Conrad Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Darren Rydstrom Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Michael Singh Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Singh Producer n/a 3 3000001
Catherine Jordan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Singh Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mike Farrell Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
A look at the changing image of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media and how it mirrors America's foreign policy agenda in the Middle East. In 1920s Hollywood, the Arab was a hero, as played by the iconic Rudolph Valentino in the hugely successful "Sheik" movies. By the 1970s, Arabs and Muslims were depicted solely as embodiments of evil, not only in Hollywood films, but in children's cartoons, in the news media, on TV, and even on radio. Here, we take a look at what social, political and religious forces shifted the image to a celebrated hero to a negative stereotype.
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