SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE
THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND
Wednesday, March 15, 7pm
Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)
Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its 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. 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.
Following the film, join a discussion led by Deepa Kumar, Professor of Media Studies, Rutgers University, and Allen Ruff, host of WORT’s A Public Affair