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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Feeling of Being Watched

From: Friday 28th of February 2020
6:00 pm
Until: Friday 28th of February 2020
9:00 pm
Event Type:

City Garden Montessori

1618 Tower Grove
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States



“The Feeling of Being Watched,” is a documentary by filmmaker Assia Boundaoui about “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” It was one of the largest counter terrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11 and its focus was an Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago, where Boundaoui grew up.

The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community—including her own family—fell under blanket government surveillance. The film follows Assia as she pieces together this secret FBI operation, while grappling with the effects of a lifetime of surveillance on herself and her family.

A panel discussion will follow the film.

This event is being hosted by Amnesty International STL Local Group.

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