With January Term at PLU coming to a close, “Beyond Burkas & Bombers” has come together beautifully. JuliAnne and Heather have been perfecting their handiwork for the past several months and are eagerly anticipating the April 11, 2013 premiere.
With only the final edits left, a well deserved end is now in sight. Having dedicated hours upon hours to this project, both Heather and JuliAnne are excited to show the world what they have created. They also won’t mind getting out of the editing suite!
Please join Heather, JuliAnne and MediaLab for the premiere of, “Beyond Burkas & Bombers: Exploring Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America” on PLU’s campus in the Studio Theater on April 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.
This evening, MediaLab enjoyed a private screening of the new “Beyond Burkas & Bombers” documentary, expertly put together by co-editors JuliAnne Rose and Heather Perry. The duo has pieced together a compelling and enlightening story that sheds light on harmful anti-Muslim sentiment in America. Members of MediaLab were flush with compliments and suggestions to help the editing team improve upon this solid foundation. Though far from done, BB&B is shaping up to be an outstanding piece of investigative journalism.
After some strategic storyboarding and additional filming sessions, the puzzle that is “Beyond Burkas and Bombers” is coming together nicely. With the addition of new team member Heather Perry, BB&B has made significant progress in the past few weeks. This coming week, the editing team will be showing a preliminary private screening for members of MediaLab to critique and offer constructive criticism to improve the project.
With the school year underway and daunting technical difficulties still plaguing the BB&B team, an executive decision has been to pospone the documentary’s premiere date to April 11th, 2013. This decision, settled upon by MediaLab leadership, advisors and the documentary team, will give this project the extra time needed to truly make a powerful and successful story come to life. We continue to strive towards an exemplary product that will shed much needed light onto this difficult and often convoluted topic.
After an unreasonable amount of technical mishaps and difficulties, the Beyond Burkas & Bombers team is back and ready to go! Editing for the documentary is well underway and a trailer is being finalized and will be released soon. Stay tuned for details!
Check out Dean Obeidallah, Aasif Mandvi and many other comedic minds featured in “The Muslims Are Coming!” as they set out to counter Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments doing what they do best: making people laugh!
By JuliAnne Rose
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – MediaLab’s Islamophobia documentary team interviewed an expert psychologist at Vassar College, Dr. Dara Greenwood, Ph.D., on the human capacity to perceive and respond to media and how humor can be used both as a vehicle and solution for prejudice on Monday.
Media, news or entertainment, is an industry that depends on viewership. Humans have a natural mechanism to perceive media in all forms, and this is a very complex and diverse process, said Greenwood. Because of this, many stereotypes abound in the media to enable the audience to make that immediate, recognizable connection to the character.
This is why Arabs and Muslims are often portrayed as evil, terrorists, or outsiders in many TV shows and movies in American entertainment media.
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