HCC co-sponsored film this Wednesday: The Occupation of the American Mind


Healing Children of Conflict, along with the student group Peace MEans from GVSU, will be co-sponsoring the film this Wednesday that is open to the public.

The film is entitled, The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.

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.

The film will be shown at 7:30pm this Wednesday, February 8 on the GVSU Allendale campus, in room 132 of Lake Huron Hall. The film is free and open to the public. A discussion will the follow the film.