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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