[Videolib] MEF Film "Reel Bad Arabs" Available at Reduced Prices

Alex Peterson (alex@mediaed.org)
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 14:47:12 -0400

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Hi Videonews & Videolib subscribers,


I wanted to share this exciting news with you!


MEDIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION RECEIVES $30,000 GIFT TO DISTRIBUTE
GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY FIGHTING ANTI-ARAB DISCRIMINATION


Northampton, MA - Sut Jhally, executive director of the Media Education
Foundation (MEF) and director/producer of MEF's acclaimed documentary REEL
BAD ARABS: HOW HOLLYWOOD VILIFIES A PEOPLE, announced today that 5,000 DVDs
of the acclaimed film are available to high school educators and professors
of journalism at greatly reduced prices, due to a generous donation to MEF.


With this very substantial support, REEL BAD ARABS is now available at the
partially subsidized price of $10 for high school educators and public
libraries (normally $150) and $50 for college and university departments of
Journalism & Communication (otherwise $250). The Media Education Foundation
urges educators to use this film as a tool in their classrooms and to take
advantage of this first come, first serve offer. Educators must provide
their institution's nine-digit federal tax ID number.


"I believe REEL BAD ARABS has the potential to become an essential component
of classroom curricula focused on multiculturalism and ethnic bias," said
Sut Jhally. "Since many U.S. high schools and institutions of higher
education often lack funds to purchase audio-visual material, we are both
thrilled to offer this critical film at a partially subsidized rate, and
profoundly grateful to our donor who has made this possible."


MEF's film REEL BAD ARABS, based on the work of Dr. Jack Shaheen, has been
earning widespread critical praise since its official selection by the Dubai
International Film Festival and the Brisbane International Film Festival.

REEL BAD ARABS explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs and offers
devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images and why
they matter so much today.


The free downloadable study guide to accompany REEL BAD ARABS is available
at www.mediaed.org and is designed for use in high school civics and social
studies classes, as well as in university journalism and communication
classes. "This film has ignited educators, students, and activists all over
the world to pay serious attention to hurtful stereotypes in our media and
entertainment. By providing access to this film together with curriculum
material for educators, we intend to support our teachers, advance the study
of American mass media, and bolster the fight against anti-Arab
discrimination," said Jhally.


Teachers can take advantage of this remarkable offer by calling
1-800-897-0089 or faxing their order to 413-586-8398. High schools, please
mention code 2RBA7. Journalism and Communication departments, please
mention code 8RBA7.


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Alexandra Peterson

Marketing Coordinator

Media Education Foundation

60 Masonic Street

Northampton, MA 01060

TEL 413.584.8500 x2205

FAX 413.586.8398


**Challenging Media**


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style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>MEDIA
EDUCATION FOUNDATION RECEIVES $30,000 GIFT TO DISTRIBUTE GROUNDBREAKING
DOCUMENTARY FIGHTING ANTI-ARAB DISCRIMINATION&nbsp; =
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- Sut Jhally, executive director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF) =
and
director/producer of MEF's acclaimed documentary REEL BAD ARABS: HOW =
HOLLYWOOD
VILIFIES A PEOPLE, announced today that 5,000 DVDs of the acclaimed film =
are
available to high school educators and professors of journalism at =
greatly
reduced prices, due to a generous donation to MEF. =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
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<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>With
this very substantial support, REEL BAD ARABS is now available at the =
<b><span
style=3D'font-weight:bold'>partially subsidized price of $10 for high =
school
educators and public libraries (normally $150) and $50 for college and
university departments of Journalism &amp; Communication (otherwise =
$250)</span></b>.&nbsp;
The Media Education Foundation urges educators to use this film as a =
tool in
their classrooms and to take advantage of this first come, first serve
offer.&nbsp; Educators must provide their institution's nine-digit =
federal tax
ID number. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
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face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>&quot;I
believe REEL BAD ARABS has the potential to become an essential =
component of
classroom curricula focused on multiculturalism and ethnic bias,&quot; =
said Sut
Jhally.&nbsp; &quot;Since many U.S. high schools and institutions of =
higher
education often lack funds to purchase audio-visual material, we are =
both
thrilled to offer this critical film at a partially subsidized rate, and
profoundly grateful to our donor who has made this =
possible.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
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Gothic"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>MEF's
film REEL BAD ARABS, based on the work of Dr. Jack Shaheen, has been =
earning
widespread critical praise since its official selection by the Dubai
International Film Festival and the Brisbane International Film =
Festival.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>REEL
BAD ARABS explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs and offers
devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images and why =
they
matter so much today.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
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face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>The
free downloadable study guide to accompany REEL BAD ARABS is available =
at <a
href=3D"www.mediaed.org">www.mediaed.org</a> and is designed for use in =
high
school civics and social studies classes, as well as in university =
journalism
and communication classes.&nbsp; &quot;This film has ignited educators,
students, and activists all over the world to pay serious attention to =
hurtful
stereotypes in our media and entertainment. By providing access to this =
film
together with curriculum material for educators, we intend to support =
our
teachers, advance the study of American mass media, and bolster the =
fight
against anti-Arab discrimination,&quot; said =
Jhally.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'text-autospace:none'><font size=3D2
face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century =
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face=3D"Century Gothic"><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Century Gothic"'>Teachers
can take advantage of this remarkable offer by calling 1-800-897-0089 or =
faxing
their order to 413-586-8398.&nbsp; High schools, please mention code
2RBA7.&nbsp; Journalism and Communication departments, please mention =
code
8RBA7.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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