Valentino's Ghost is a 110-min. film that takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early-20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks and golden palaces to today's portrayals of fanatics. Polls show that 46 percent of Americans hold negative views of Islam, such as "Islam is a religion of hatred and violence." Valentino's Ghost will explore the media's role in perpetuating stereotypes about Arabs, Muslims and Islam as well as the media's role in setting the record straight.
The film is currently in theaters and on the festival circuit.
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For more information, you can contact the director/producer Michael Singh at:
You can also contact Sarah Masters, Managing Director, Hartley Film Foundation
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