Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
7:00pm

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
In Person Guests!
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED
Co-presented by Human Rights Watch and the Muslim Public Affairs Council

American Cinematheque Members may have a maximum of 2 free tickets to this screening. To claim them, present your Membership card at the Aero box office when it opens on the day of the event.

Panel discussion follows with film subject Iman Boundaoui, Seema Ahmad of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Letta Tayler, senior researcher on terrorism/counterterrorism at Human Rights Watch, moderated by L.A. Times/NPR film critic Kenneth Turan.
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED
2018, 86 min, USA, Dir: Assia Boundaoui

Residents of Assia Boundaoui’s entire neighborhood outside of Chicago have felt under government surveillance for more than a decade. Returning home and recounting memories of her childhood suspicions, she visits her neighbors one by one, and their personal accounts begin to pile up. Assia decides it’s time to set up her own investigation. Her inquiries soon yield tens of thousands of FBI documents proving that her Arab-American hometown was indeed the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. pre-9/11. Creatively weaving the personal and political, this award-winning documentary is Assia’s story, as she grapples with the enduring impact government surveillance has had on her country, her community and her own sense of identity.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Sep 26, 2019 • 7:00pm