Category Archives: In-Class Media Post

Use this category to alert uses (and Zachary and Professor Bishara) that you are posting about a piece of media we have encountered IN class. This category should be used in addition to one or more of the others.

I Love Hip Hop in Morocco and Cultural Appropriation

Like Charles, I also chose to look at I Love Hip Hop in Morocco.  Our class discussion about cultural appropriation really interested me, particularly how Litvin’s ideas about the appropriation of Hamlet might relate to Arab hip hop as well.  … Continue reading

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I Love Hip Hop In Morocco

I Love Hip Hop In Morocco is a documentary about the first major hip hop festival in Morocco.  While the overarching theme is the creation and performance of the festival, it also focuses on individual artists and allows the viewer … Continue reading

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“Diva”–Dana International

The first time I learned about Dana International was on the short lived UK television series Beautiful People. In the episode entitled “How I Got My Plumes,” main characters Simon and Kylie, played by Luke Ward-Wilkerson and Layton Williams respectively, … Continue reading

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Saida Sultana

As we discussed in class, Dana International is a transgendered Israeli pop star of Yemeni descent who is considered among the most popular musicians in Israel. In particular, I would like to focus on her song “Saida Sultana”.  This track … Continue reading

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Flowers of Revolution

Ali Farzat is a Syrian political cartoonist who is well known for his satires of Arab rulers and authorities. Out of the cartoons that we discussed in class, I particularly liked the one of the tree and flower. Cameron and … Continue reading

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Shame in the Syrian Revolution

For this blog post, I was really struck by the fact that we, as a class, seemed to be fairly unsure as to how we ought to interpret the above cartoon. After considering it for a while, though I can’t … Continue reading

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The Evasive Power of Facebook

When we were analyzing Ali Farzat’s cartoons in class, I found the two featuring Bashar Al-Assad himself particularly interesting.  These cartoons evoke themes similar to that of his other work, such as the government’s empty promises of reform and the … Continue reading

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Free Speech and Censorship

We’ve been viewing and discussing many images about the Arab Spring and political cartoons, but what does it all mean? What exactly is free speech and what is the difference between the cartoons drawn by Ali Farzat and Danish JP … Continue reading

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Resistance and Solidarity in Palestinian Graffiti

Palestinians used graffiti for political, social, informative, and aesthetic purposes. On the separation barriers, graffiti was done by Palestinians and internationals in protest of the wall (although much of it was created by the latter). Away from the wall, graffiti … Continue reading

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The Syrian Revolution: Beyond what the naked eye can see

Ali Farzat is a Syrian cartoonist, born in 1951, who has earned international recognition for his political cartoons. Farzart has used his cartoons to make strong political criticisms, refusing to give into pressure to limit his criticism of the Syrian … Continue reading

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