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Film Viewing and Discussion: “The Occupation of the American Mind”
September 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in the US.
-- From the summary at occupationmovie.org
We first screened The Occupation of the American Mind three years ago, and the response was incredible.
Now you are invited to join us for a watch party and discussion with the film's Executive Producer, Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication at UMass Amherst. He is also Founder and Executive Director of Media Education Foundation, whose goal is to produce films to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
There are two options for those who are interested in watching the film:
To watch on your own, simply visit https://www.occupationmovie.org
To watch along with us, email Dr. Michael Spath (Lmichaelspath@gmail.com) for the Zoom link ahead of time.
PLEASE NOTE: The group viewing will begin at 4:30 pm, and our conversation with Sut Jhally will begin at 6:30. if you watch the movie on your own, feel free to log in at 6:30!
We hope you will join us!