• Muslims Underrepresented And Stereotyped In Top-Grossing Films, USC Annenberg Report Finds

    13 days ago - By Deadline

    Nearly a quarter of the world's population is Muslim, but only 1.1% of the characters portrayed in the 100 top-grossing U.S. films from 2017-19 were Muslim, according to a new study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Thursday. The study, “Missing & Maligned: The Reality of Muslims in Popular Global Movies,” paints a dark...
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  • Muslim Characters Had Speaking Roles in Less Than 2% of Top Recent Films, Study Finds

    13 days ago - By The Wrap

    Muslim characters were present in less than 10% of 200 of the most recent popular films, a new study found, and when their characters are given rare speaking roles, they're often depicted as foreigners, dangerous or in other stereotypical lights.
    The survey is the latest from USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which selected 200 popular films released between 2017 and 2019 in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand and found that less than 2% of more than 8,500 speaking characters in these movies were Muslim.
    The study is also getting a boost from actor and Oscar nominee for “Sound of...
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