DC Cinema Palestine: Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land / Discussion on Media and US Involvement
Saturday, May 7th 2005 6 pm
Theme: Media & US Involvement
6:00 pm - Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land
Followed by a discussion led by members of Palestine Media Watch and Alison Weir of If Americans Knew
Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land (Bathsheba Ratzkoff & Sut Jhally, USA, 2004, 80 minutes)
This pivotal video exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies--exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Combining American and British TV news clips with observations of analysts, journalists, and political activists, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides an historical overview, a striking media comparison, and an examination of factors that have distorted U.S. media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion. Interviewees include Seth Ackerman, Mjr. Stav Adivi, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Dr. Neve Gordon, Toufic Haddad, Sam Husseini, Hussein Ibish, Robert Jensen, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Karen Pfeifer, Alisa Solomon, and Gila Svirsky.
George Washington University, Marvin Center Amphitheater (3rd Floor) 800 21st Street NW Washington DC
Council for the National Interest Foundation, Partners for Peace, SUSTAIN, ADC-DC, Palestine Media Watch, and other generous donors, and hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine in George Washington University.