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'The Kite Runner' Critiqued: New Orientalism Goes to the Big Screen


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'The Kite Runner' Critiqued: New Orientalism Goes to the Big Screen

Matthew Thomas Miller

While The Kite Runner movie is now captivating audiences throughout the country-much as the book did four years ago-with its enthralling tale of "family, forgiveness, and friendship" and the promise that indeed "there is a way to be good again," very little has been written critiquing this work and its prominent role in the New Orientalist narrative of the Islamic Middle East.