TCM--Turner Classic Movies to Debut Arabs in Cinema Program with Dr. Jack Shaheen


Washington, DC | | May 27, 2011 — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed professor, author and Middle East media consultant Dr. Jack Shaheen will join TCM Host Robert Osborne for Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film. This month-long movie event will focus on the diverse portrayals of Arabs in cinema, Tuesday and Thursday nights in July.

"We applaud TCM's efforts to educate their audience about the distorted and misaligned image of the Arab in Hollywood," said Sara Najjar-Wilson, president of ADC; she went on to say, "ADC urges its members to encourage family and friends to watch this important series."

Dr. Jack Shaheen will attend the ADC National Convention, where he will introduce a promotional trailer and speak about the upcoming TCM series. The ADC National Convention will take place on June 10-12, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

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The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film. Films in bold are making their TCM debut. All times shown are Eastern.


Early Images 


July 5

8 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

1 a.m.

2:30 a.m.

3:45 a.m.

The Sea Hawk (1924)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 
The Sheik (1921)
Tarzan the Fearless (1933) 
The Lost Patrol (1934)

Arabs as Villains 


July 7

8 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

11 p.m.

1 a.m.

3:30 a.m.

Adventure in Iraq (1943)
Action in Arabia (1944)
Sirocco (1951) 
Trunk to Cairo (1966) 
Sinbad the Sailor (1947)



July 12

8 p.m.

12 a.m.

3 a.m.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lion of the Desert (1981)
The Four Feathers (1939)

Arabs as a Subject of Ridicule 


July 14

8 p.m.



10 p.m.

11:45 p.m.


1:45 a.m.

2:30 a.m.

4:30 a.m.

Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) and

Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba

and the Forty Thieves (1937)
Road to Morocco (1942) and Sahara Hare (1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

and Mummy’s Dummies (1948)
Arabian Tights (1933) and Little Beau Porky (1964)
The Sad Sack (1957) and Hare-Abian Nights (1966)
Bowery to Baghdad (19