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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2005)

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Average Rating: 6.3/10
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American media coverage of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine goes under the microscope in this activist documentary. In Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: American Media and the Subversion of Peace, filmmakers Bathsheba Ratzkoff and Sut Jhally use newsreel footage from a variety of American broadcast sources to illustrate their contention that the corporations who control American media act in collusion with Israel to present an image that is biased against the Palestinian

Jan 1, 2004

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4)

Deserves attention.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Showing the movie would be a great way to open a debate. I would love to hear its charges answered as clearly as they're stated.

January 28, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Often, the movie feels like sitting through a college lecture class.

January 28, 2005
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Presents a condensed argument in favor of prosecuting Israeli leaders in the court of American public opinion.

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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While their methods are a bit pedantic -- the narration is monotone, the structure of the film resembles a lesson plan -- they provide a wealth of evidence that the media game is rigged against Arabs.

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Newsday
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The film is meant for those curious about untold stories and the stories behind the stories, and it is hard to dismiss out of hand.

March 31, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Disturbing and depressing, although a complete historic perspective is missing.

February 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Incisive documentary.

January 28, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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By employing the very practice it seeks to condemn, the film will ultimately leave viewers just as angry and frustrated about the conflict at the end as they were at the start

January 26, 2005 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
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