The Middle Geeks Episode 51: Indiana Jones and The Nexus of Orientalism

With Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny coming out soon, The Middle Geeks discuss the franchise’s long and torrid history of Orientalism and racism.

With Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny coming out soon, we discuss the long and torrid history of the franchise’s use of Orientalism and racism against Southwest Asian, North African, and South Asian (SWANASA) peoples, and whether we think the new film will continue that trend. Why is Orientalism and white saviorism so foundational to this popular franchise? How did this affect modern day storytelling in film and tv? We delve into all our honest thoughts on this, give our recommendations, and much more.

Read Swara’s Feature for The New Arab, ‘Can Indiana Jones overcome its Orientalist Past?

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