Hollywood and Muslim Women
For the past fifteen years, basically zip. Nada. Zilch. They'd rather revisit the McCarthy era than deal with Islamist dictatorships that exist today that eviscerate women's rights and dignity. Readers recommend three recent movies: Osama, Dayereh, and Kandahar. All were made outside Hollywod by locals in Afghanistan and Iran. Every now and again, when I hear Hollywood being trashed as "liberal," I find myself asking exactly how often the industry really does advance awareness of global brutality and injustice. It's rare to see such a message - especially if it cannot be wielded against the West. I don't think Hollywood is unaware of injustice. The decision-makers simply believe that the United States is responsible for most of it. More commentary on this lacuna here.