WEB DSEK: To add authenticity to the scene of Syrian refugee crisis, Homeland team hired some graffiti artists who used their art to accuse the TV series of being ‘racist’ in Arabic.
The scene will air in the second episode of the fifth season of the series. Homeland has been in for many controversies particularly due to their misrepresentation of the Muslim world.
They showed Islamabad from Pakistan as a ‘hellhole’ in season four upon which a Pakistan embassy spokesperson, Nadeem Hotiana, said: “Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the US … is a disservice not only to the security interests of the US but also to the people of the US.”
The graffiti translated in to “Homeland is NOT a series”, “The situation is not to be trusted” and “This show does not represent the views of the artists.”
Apparently the graffiti were not checked by the producers, They claimed. “The content of what was written on the walls … was of no concern. In their eyes, Arabic script is merely a supplementary visual that completes the horror-fantasy of the Middle East, a poster image dehumanising an entire region to human-less figures in black burkas and moreover, this season, to refugees.”
Source: The Guardian