Hollywood harems /

This documentary traces the Hollywood portrayal of Eastern women, creating the prevailing Hollywood image of the "exotic" Eastern woman. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, Tania Kamal-Eldin explores the organization of gender, race, and sexuality in Hollywood's portr...

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Other Authors / Creators:Kamal-Eldin, Tania.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Her Way Productions.
Women Make Movies (Firm)
Participants:Narrator, Tania Kamal-Eldin.
Format: DVD
Language:English
Imprint: New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [1999]
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Summary:This documentary traces the Hollywood portrayal of Eastern women, creating the prevailing Hollywood image of the "exotic" Eastern woman. Juxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 80s, Tania Kamal-Eldin explores the organization of gender, race, and sexuality in Hollywood's portrayal of the exotic east an indiscriminate fusion of things Arab, Persian, Chinese, and Indian. Kamal-Eldin argues that in abridging cultural plurality and difference, these technicolor fantasies have worked to both shape and reinforce negative assumptions about peoples of the east while at the same time reinscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European west.
Item Description:This disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (24 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:DVD.
Credits:Editorial advisors, Adrienne Jenik, Elizabeth Newsome.