Graduation Year


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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Politics and International Relations

Reader 1

Mark Golub

Reader 2

Joseph Parker

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American Popular film on the War on Terror plays a powerful role establishing cultural and political discourses surrounding the War on Terror. Furthermore, the attempts of liberal films as a source of critique of American Hollywood conservative War on Terror films are insufficient. I argue that Third Cinema from the Middle East provides a necessary counter-discourse in providing platforms for alternative discussions regarding definitions of terrorism and the production of the Orientalist other.