Unformatted text preview: After watching the movie “The Siege,” I was left outraged at Tarek Atia’s comments about the film. I found Atia’s ability to criticize a film he at not even seen to be ridiculous. How can a person honestly think that they can create an accurate commentary on a film to which they have only seen the movie trailer. Atia has only seen two minutes of brief clips about the movie and yet he believes he can assess the tone and messages derived from the other two hours of a movie he is completely ignorant about. I believe “The Siege” to have objectively displayed Islamic fundamentalist extremists and their acts of terrorism, while at the same time to have honestly portrayed the Arab-Americans in the United States who are not extremists of Islam and love America. One of the main focuses of this film was to display the injustices of racial stereotyping rather than to promote discrimination against the faith of Islam and those who practice it as Atia argues....
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- Spring '08
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, Annette Bening, The Siege