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‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘Ramy’ and ‘Hala’ Fuel Debate on Muslim Representation

Muslims on Screen: Bias in Portrayals?

Recent debates, following the releases of shows like “Ms. Marvel,” “Ramy” and “Hala,” lay out the possibilities of Muslim representation as two fixed poles: If the portrayal doesn’t get it “right,” then the endeavor is misguided, or we are satisfied with any visibility of Muslims, even if it is imperfect.

Moon Knight Rises — with Hayat Aljowaily

Moon Knight Rises — with Hayat Aljowaily

Producer and screenwriter Hayat Aljowaily joins New Lines’ Ola Salem and Anthony Elghossain to talk about cinema, identity and the making of “Moon Knight.”

Marveling at Groundbreaking ‘Moon Knight’

Marveling at Groundbreaking ‘Moon Knight’

“Moon Knight” is an intriguing, promising show about a protagonist who struggles with dissociative identity disorder and has a mysterious, mystical bond to an Egyptian moon god. It introduces fascinating characters, reflects some promises and paradoxes of Egypt, and is a mind-bending, heartfelt addition to what is now a Marvel motion picture multiverse.

‘Mo’ Reveals the Lighter and Darker Sides of the Palestinian Experience in the U.S.

‘Mo’ Reveals the Lighter and Darker Sides of the Palestinian Experience in the U.S.

This isn’t just a show about being Arab or Muslim American and caught between two worlds. It is also about a broken immigration system and the unnecessary hardship it causes thousands of people who call the United States home.

The Bloody Story of Partition Made ‘Ms. Marvel’

The Bloody Story of Partition Made ‘Ms. Marvel’

Tens of millions have grown up with stories of the horror of Partition when India and Pakistan were split apart. Disney’s latest series “Ms. Marvel” puts this very political story at the heart of a fantasy — and fantastical — character.