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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear friends, I was shocked to see that the new cartoon version of Sindiband, "Sinbad and the Legend of the Seven Seas" completely strips this Iraqi hero of his identity and makes him an Graeco-Roman clone of Odyseus based in Sicily not Baghdad. See National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/07/0702_030702_sinbad.html Hollywood has missed an huge opportunity to showcase some of the culture of Iraq and humanise Iraqis to the American population. More seriously, this is really cultural theft, turning an famous arab character into Brad Pitt. Would anyone like to organise some pickets of the film. We may have missed it's UK premier (not sure), but perhaps there are some industry events, or screenings in Leicester Square where we could protest? More positively, perhaps a real Iraqi version of Sindiband could be produced. Does anyone know if there was any Iraqi film industry under Saddam, or does anyone know any Iraqi exiles involved in movies? Regards, Justin Alexander _______________________________________________ "I know that changing the world is not easy but it remains necessary nonetheless." - <http://www.poetryinternational.org/cwolk/view/16265> Fadhil al-Azzawi www.JustinAlexander.net | tel +44 7813 137171 <http://www.justinalexander.net/> Weblog | <http://www.jubileeiraq.org/> Jubilee Iraq | <http://www.justinalexander.net/iraq/> Future of Iraq portal _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk