TCM--Turner Classic Movies to Debut Arabs in Cinema Program with Dr. Jack Shaheen
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | 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.
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.
The Sea Hawk (1924)
Arabs as Villains
Adventure in Iraq (1943)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Arabs as a Subject of Ridicule
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) and
Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba
and the Forty Thieves (1937)
and Mummy’s Dummies (1948)