What: Film Screeing, The Occupation of the American Mind; Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States (narrarated by Roger Waters)
When: Sunday April 22nd – 1:00 pm
Where: Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson, Los Angeles
Suggested donation: $10; $5 for students; no one turned away, includes refreshments.
NOTE: Screening will be followed by break-out discussions
A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
The Occupation of the American Mind is a 2016 film that asks the question: why are American politicians and mainstream media such a reliable conduit for Israeli propaganda compared to other countries? To answer, Israeli filmmakers Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp illuminate not just the inner workings of Israeli hasbara [propaganda], but also the root causes of the occupation itself by depicting the systematic denial of Palestinians’ human and national rights.
The film is an exposé on how propaganda drives public opinion and, in turn, our understanding of reality – how propaganda can hide crimes that are epic in scale and have catastrophic consequences. The film explains how American perceptions of the Middle East as well as resulting legislation and military strategy are engineered.
The Occupation of the American Mind has interviews with incisive and articulate analysists of the Israel-Palestine issue including Phyllis Bennis, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Amira Hass, Sut Jhally, Rashid Khalidi, Rami Khouri, and Yousef Munayyer.
Organized by: Jewish Voice for Peace, Los Angeles & LA Jews for Peace
Sponsors: United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force, Friends of Sabeel, SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Markaz Cultural Center, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace