Qatar National Library

The Image of Arabs in Western Cinema and Press

2022.7.3 18:00


In collaboration with the French Institute in Qatar and Doha Film Institute (DFI), Slimane Zeghidour will deliver a lecture at Qatar National Library to discuss the evolution of the image of Arabs in Western cinema and press.

This image, contrary to popular belief, has not always been as polemical as it is today. In the beginning of the 20th century, the representation of Arabs in the nascent cinema was rather positive and romantic, as it revolved around the profile of the chivalrous Bedouin. The deterioration of this image is recent and dates back to the last quarter of the 20th century at the turn of 1960s, as Arab and Muslim peoples progressively gained their independence from France and Great Britain.

Slimane Zeghidour, who is a French-Algerian journalist, writer, and researcher for prestigious newspapers, as well as the current editor in chief of TV5 Monde, will explain in detail the history of the image of Arabs in Western cinema and press, through to the present day.

Date: 3 July 2022

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Language: Arabic, with simultaneous translation into English

Target Audience: General public 

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2022.7.3 19:30

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