Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Arab Images in Film

TCM's annual look at Hollywood's portrayal of minorities returns for a sixth season, looking this year at the way Arabs have been depicted. Every Tuesday and Thursday in prime time in July TCM will be showing various movies on Arabs. This being the first of the eight nights, it's no surprise that silents, the earliest of the movies, will be the focus. I haven't actually seen the silent version of The Sea Hawk before, so I'm looking forward to that kicking off the proceedings at 8:00 PM.

That's followed at 10:30 PM by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in The Thief of Baghdad, and at 1:00 AM by Rudolph Valentino playing The Sheik.

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