Planet of the Arabs is a experimental short on Hollywood’s negative depiction of Arabs and Muslims through the decades. Inspired by Dr. Jack Shaheen’s book “Reel Bad Arabs”, Planet was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, won the “Best Editing” award at the Cinematexas Film Festival, continues to screen at art exhibits and used in classrooms as an educational tool on stereotypes in the media.
From the book REEL BAD ARABS:
Out of 1000 films that have Arab & Muslim characters (from the year 1896 to 2000)
12 were positive depictions
52 were even handed
90O and so were negative