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"American Arab": Racism in the Post-9/11 Age

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • May 31, 2013 10:21 AM
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From documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films comes the news that Usama Alshaibi's new documentary "American Arab" is nearing completion, readying for festival screenings in late 2013 and 2014, which could mean a Toronto premiere or a fall regional fest appearance. I got to know Alshaibi's work when I profiled him for the Creative Capital Foundation a few years back. His 2006 doc "Nice Bombs" offered a refreshing new perspective on Iraq War, allowing Westerners to sympathize with an Arab perspective in a much deeper way. "American Arab" promises to do the same.

A Decade of Iraq and the Movies

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • March 19, 2013 3:15 PM
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  • 0 Comments
More: Iraq

Torture Docs Redux: "You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Gitmo"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 28, 2011 1:29 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #3

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 2, 2011 1:36 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #3

Why Not Call it "'Kill Bill' Laden": The Problem with Bigelow's “Kill Bin Laden"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • August 2, 2011 12:05 PM
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  • 1 Comment

"The Devil's Double" review: Diabolical Fun and The Problem with Iraq Movies

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • July 27, 2011 12:00 PM
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  • 3 Comments
More: War, Iraq

If It Bleeds, It Leads: The New Wave of Combat Docs

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • June 16, 2010 9:01 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Politicizing "The Hurt Locker": Reader Comments

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • March 1, 2010 1:44 AM
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  • 0 Comments
More: Iraq, War

The Hurt Locker (Revisited and Overrated): Explosions and Xenophobia

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 14, 2009 6:25 AM
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  • 27 Comments
More: Iraq, War

The Hurt Locker: Explosions and Xenophobia

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 15, 2008 6:53 AM
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  • 1 Comment
More: Iraq, War

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