The Occupation of the American Mind – film & talk

This event is ‘pay-as-you-feel’ – tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite

“One of the most compelling and important documentaries in recent years”  John Pilger

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, focusing on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters, lead singer of rock band Pink Floyd. 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 favour.

It provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people.

Dir. Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp, 2016, 85mins, USA

The film will be followed by a talk and discussion with former Reuters journalist Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi. Naomi is a leading campaigner for ‘Free Speech on Israel’ and will cast welcome light on Israel’s battle for minds in the UK, particularly the “anti-semitism” accusations levelled at the Labour Party.

This film will take place at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds.