Peter Berg’s The Kingdom is an action procedural which tries also to be a lesson in cross-cultural tolerance. Released in 2007, we wonder if this film makes the same amount of sense after ten years. The film follows an FBI team which travels to infiltrate and find a terrorist cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia following an attack killing many American citizens (as well as fellow FBI agent). If art is an imitation of life, have we moved on in the last ten years, or does this remain salient?
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Europe and the Islamic World
by Martin H. Krieger Professor in the Price School His blog is located at http://blogs.usc.edu/sppd/krieger I often find new books by scanning the new books shelves at USC’s various libraries. I surely miss lots of stuff, but I also find books I would never otherwise encounter. As I have mentioned, Read more…