In collaboration with the French Institute in Qatar and the Doha Film Foundation, Mr. Suleiman Zghedor will give a lecture at the Qatar National Library on the evolution of the Arab image in Western cinema and journalism.
Contrary to popular belief, the image of Arabs in Western cinema and journalism has not always been as controversial as it is today. At the beginning of the 20th century, Arab photography in emerging cinema was somewhat positive and romantic and was centered around the image of a gentleman Bedouin.
This picture deteriorated recently from the last quarter of the twentieth century in the early 1960s when the Arab and Muslim peoples gradually gained independence from France and Great Britain. Suleiman Zghedor is a French journalist of Algerian origin, writer, and researcher in several prestigious newspapers, and is also the current editor-in-chief of TV5 Monde. In this lecture, he will detail the history of the Arab image in Western cinema and journalism to this day.
Date and timings:
Language: Arabic with an interpretation of English.
Target audience: General public
Source and image credit: Qatar National Library
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