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Documentaries

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The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States (2016)

Narrated by Roger Waters: 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. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 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 in Israel's favor. The Occupation of the American Mind provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people — a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel's increasingly right-wing policies. (Running time: 85 mins)

Occupation 101 (2006)

A must view for any newcomer to the conflict. Award-winning documentary on the root causes of the Palestinian issue.

Al Nakba (2013)

An Al Jazeera series on the history of Palestine prior to and up to Al-Nakba (the catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948.

Five Broken Cameras (2011)

An eye witness account of the non-violent resistance of a Palestinian community against the occupation and the separation wall.

Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists (2011)

An investigation into ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers in the West Bank by Louis Theroux.

PLO: History of a Revolution (2009)

Al Jazeera documentary on the history of the Palestinian resistance.

Note: if you are an Arabic speaker, the longer and more detailed original Arabic version of the above documentary, حكاية ثورة, is highly recommended.

The General’s Son (2011)

Miko Peled, the son of an Israeli general turned human rights activist and author of a book with the same name, speaks out about Palestine, its history and the conflict.

Jaffa: The Orange’s Clockwork (2010) [Note: requires purchase]

An extraordinary documentary on life in pre-1948 Palestine and Jaffa, and on the Zionist campaign to overwrite Palestinian history and the connection between Palestine and its Arab inhabitants.

Peace, Propoganda and the Promised Land: U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2004)

Provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Great Book Robbery (2012)

A documentary on the wholesale and targeted looting of Palestinian books and manuscripts following the 1948 war.

Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. Australian documentary film. Viewer discretion. (2014)

Israelis torturing non-Jewish children documentary film full length. Viewer discretion. The still picture shows Palestinian girl Nesreen Hash'hash after being shot in the face by an Israeli soldier. - Banned from the media journalist Alison Weir explains why this is happening http://youtu.be/_-UwcVP_k2Y


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