The Occupation of the American Mind

May 4, 2017 @ 8:15 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601
The Occupation of the American Mind @ Gene Siskel Film Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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

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)