The Topanga Peace Alliance First Friday Film Night
"The Occupation of the American Mind"
Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
Friday, May 4th, at the Topanga Library
Snack Pot Luck at 7:15, Movie 7:30.
Have you ever wondered why 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 (Pink Floyd) 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.
After the film we will have a discussion led by Rick Chertoff. Mr. Chertoff is founding member and Co-Chair of L.A. Jews for Peace; on the Steering Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace; and has traveled extensively in the Middle East.
Before the film we will have announcements regarding upcoming events and actions for peace and social justice.
At The Topanga Library
122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290
Veggie Snack Pot Luck at 7:15 PM Movie at 7:30 PM
If you can, please bring a non-alcoholic beverage or vegetarian potluck snacks to share.
The event is ADA compliant with plenty of easy parking, elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume. The movie will be in the meeting room, across the patio from the elevator and the top of the stairs.
A donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.