Film ValentinoS Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs
VALENTINO'S GHOST: WHY WE HATE ARABS (2015) exposes how U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is the driving force behind the mainstream media's portrayals of that that region, from news headlines to TV coverage to Hollywood movies. In this updated 100-minute documentary feature film , a dozen commentators elucidate the reasons behind the lack of a serious national dialogue on these topics, and reveal how the U.S. media and government perpetuate the story-lines that create many Americans' fear and loathing of Arabs, Muslims and Islam. This updated film adds 30 minutes of fresh material on major world events, offering radically different views from those of our national narrative, addressing such questions as: were the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists engaging in cultural bullying of the weakest ethnic minority in France? How did the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza harm Israel's image in the world? Are American Armed Forces' killings and torture more barbaric that that of groups like ISIS? Is the movie American Sniper's inherent racist viewpoint one reason for its phenomenal popularity? Valentino's Ghost lays bare the truths behind taboo subjects that are conspicuously avoided, or merely treated as sound bites by the mainstream American media: "Why do they hate us?" "Why do we hate them?" What were the events that led to the 9/11 attacks? What are the politics behind the U.S.-Israeli relationship? Why is there a robust debate about these subjects in Europe, the Arab World and in Israel itself, but not in the United States?
score: 16 votes
duration: 100 Min