Northampton, Mass. : Media Education Foundation, 2016. [Toronto, Ont.] : Kinetic Video
Video — 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
"Propaganda is not a dirty word"
"Terror, not territory"
"In the war of the pictures we lose"
Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and 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 and U.S. media culture, 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. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies.