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Justin - not sure about release date of the film in the UK. Unfortuantely cannot join in as I am in Prague making another Hollywood production. Hope all is well. - Chris In a message dated 7/18/2003 5:24:44 AM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes: > 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." - Fadhil al-Azzawi > www.JustinAlexander.net | tel +44 7813 137171 > Weblog | Jubilee 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