Film Series : Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2017

The Occupation of the American Mind

2016, Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, USA, 84 min

Show Times

  • Sun, Apr 23rd 5:15pm
  • Thu, May 4th 8:15pm

“Harrowing and incendiary…a vital and unmissable film.” — Dave Zirin, The Nation

“Amazing…a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in understanding the truth of the Occupation and the failures of Western journalism.” — Marc Lamont Hill, CNN

A sharply critical analysis of the public relations efforts that have consistently portrayed Israel as a victim in relation to the Palestinian struggle and the Occupation, this incisive documentary dissects a multi-faceted campaign that has waged since the 1980s, aimed at winning the hearts and minds of Americans and suppressing opposing viewpoints. Cultural critics and experts including Noam Chomsky, Amira Hass, Norman Finkelstein, M.J. Rosenberg, Yousef Munayyer, and Mark Crispin Miller explore the issues and the key players, from the pro-Israel lobby in Congress to the media coverage of Israel and Palestine by U.S. press. DCP digital. (BS)

Sunday, April 23 at 5:15 PM: Producer Sut Jhally is scheduled to appear in person.

Thursday, May 4 at 8:15 PM: Narrator Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd co-founder, is scheduled to appear via Skype.

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