Posts Tagged “Hollywood”

Archive: A very special Oscar night

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Archive: A very special Oscar night

A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally published…

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Podcast: Hollywood movies and the Palestine Conflict

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Podcast: Hollywood movies and the Palestine Conflict

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Oscars debate still bothers me, even though it’s done

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Oscars debate still bothers me, even though it’s done

Now that the Oscars are over, can we have a real discussion about the absence of fairness, the racism, stereotypes and bias that consumes the Hollywood movie industry? And to be honest, African Americans have a lot to complain about here in America over the past 400 years for sure, but they really are the last…

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Obituary: Omar Sharif, 1932-2015, the back story

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Obituary: Omar Sharif, 1932-2015, the back story

Omar Sharif was one of the first Arab actors to appear in the biased anti-Arab arena of Hollywood. His talent took him past the bigotry that has denied Arabs roles in major motion pictures, excluded pro-Arab themes and narratives from Hollywood movies, and marginalized Arabs to the sidelines of a biased movie industry. But his legacy…

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Flashback: A very special Oscars Night

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Flashback: A very special Oscars Night

A look back at the Oscars and the Academy Awards night from 1978 when Palestine and Israel clashed on stage for the first time. Here’s one of several columns I published over the years reflecting on that moment, this one published in 2006. By Ray Hanania A very special Oscars Night BY RAY HANANIA (Originally…

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