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Dear Justin et al This isn't the first time this has happened. Just after the First UN Gulf War, Disney gave us 'Aladdin'. At the time I think they claimed it was their biggest earner ever. I never saw it but I did see the video game where the action took place in a mysterious town called - if I remember it aright - 'Aghbadi' All the best Peter > From: "Justin Alexander \(home\)" <email@example.com> > Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:24:44 +0100 > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: <CPSymes@aol.com>, <email@example.com> > Subject: [casi] Sinbad film ignores Iraqi roots > > > [ 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 > _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk