It seems as though Bollywood and Hollywood movie directors are still stuck on an era where the arab man still dresses like lawerance of arabia and uses camels as trasport despite being rich as hell beside keeping on mind that they still buy women.
for years now both Hollywood & Bollywood present the arab man in the same way .
First of all let me define the arab man, the arab man is a man from an arab ethnic speaks arabic and belongs to an arab country.
getting back to how bollywood and hollywood view the arab man, in movies we often see arab men wearing a piece of cloth over the head not making any effort to tidy it, over it comes a Gutra wrapped around the head actually its four golden Gutras like the one you would see in movies such as lawerance of arabia or Alaaldin beside the Thawb and also wrapped around the waist a belt , on the hands comes a sword ready to cut anyones head at any given moment.
this is basically how H&B movies view the arab man and its a very silly image that only a 9 years old kid would think of and from what i see all movies are directed by 9 years old kid.
now you would be wondering whats disturbing about this image heres what.
first thing is that it reflects a lack of knowledge on this side especially that is when your planning to present a certain ethnicity the most important thing to do is to research about it and learn about its culture ,outfits and even how they behave and that a whole another point !. so the easiest thing to be done is open your search engine and findout it probably won’t take a minute unless movie directors wants to deliver a certain message.
the next thing is how people who watch these movies will presive arab man no wonder why everyone think that arab men are primative men who don’t shower with long untidy beard wondering around and being hostile to everyone or even riding the camels and having a big fortune but who else to blame other than the media !
Then comes how arab men behave , in hollywood movies escpically the typical arab man is very hostile toward people and is ready to make a fight at any time and people in the movies look at them as a possible terrorist.
So no answer is needed why people draw this image in thier minds .
Finally If your a movie director and ready to have an arab man look in your movie heres a list of not all arab men are
1. not all arab men wear like alaadin
2.not all arab men are rich and no they don’t use camels
3.not all arab men are hostile just as not all English men are cold
4.not all arab men grow untidy bears
5.not all arab men are hostile !
Finally we need to build a good sincere image about each ethnicity and present it as it is without deceiving the audience by wrong pictures.
PS: I wanted to point out that i have no problem with hollywood nor bollywood on the contrary i enjoy its movies and I’m a big fan of film industry but this thing i noticed alot in movies and it has to be declared.