Reel Muslim Women: The Depiction of Muslim Women on Film and TV
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This poster explores the depiction of Muslim women in film and on television. Hollywood has often portrayed Muslim women as angry, insensitive mothers, sisters, and daughters in dramas such as The Bodyguard and American Sniper to what we see now as much more representations of more empowered, intelligent, and independent roles in such shows as Grey’s Anatomy and Mooz-Lum, and American Crime.
DescriptionThis poster showcases recent works from Hollywood and independent Muslim filmmakers who are creating comedies, animation, dramas, and cartoons, etc., new portrayals of Muslim women as diverse, progressive, and representing all aspects of mainstream American culture. The critical acclaim that these works have and continue to receive encourage portrayals and productions that represent the diversity in Islam and Muslims.
Hankins, Rebecca (2019). Reel Muslim Women: The Depiction of Muslim Women on Film and TV. Available electronically from
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