Nakba Commemoration Film 2016
MONDAY, MAY 16, 7pm, CINEMAPOLIS
1 show only ~ standard ticket prices
2016. 82 minutes. A Media Education Foundation Production. Executive Producer, Sut Jhally. Writer, Producer & Director: Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp. Co-Producer, Jason Young. Editors, Jason Young & Jeremy Earp. Associate Producer, George Matta.
Synopsis: Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.
Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies. (source: Media Education Foundation).
Featuring Roger Waters, Amira Hass, M.J. Rosenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Noam Chomsky, Rula Jebreal, Henry Siegman, Rashid Khalidi, Rami Khouri, Yousef Munayyer, Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, Norman Solomon, Mark Crispin Miller, Peter Hart, and Sut Jhally.
Review in counterpunch by Robert Jensen, School of Journalism, U Texas at Austin & board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center.
Review in Mondoweiss by Abba Solomon,
March 29, 2016.
Tributes from Dave Zirin, the Nation magazine; Marc Lamont Hill, CNN political analyst and host of HuffPost Live; Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz; and others.
Premier screening just last month at U Mass Amherst
sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Western MA Program