Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2005)

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2005)

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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 cause, through use of certain terminology (Palestinian violence is usually described as an "attack" against Israelis, while Israeli violence is categorized as "retaliation"), by giving a incomplete picture of events in the Middle East, and by ignoring well-documented incidents of Israeli aggression against Palestine. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: American Media and the Subversion of Peace includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Seth Ackerman, and Hana Ashrawi.
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NR
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Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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Arab Film Distribution

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Critic Reviews for Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Deserves attention.

Full Review… | March 11, 2005
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
New York Daily News
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Often, the movie feels like sitting through a college lecture class.

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

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
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
Newsday
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The result may be better suited for classroom viewing than for theatrical exhibition, but that's a tribute to the movie's instructive value.

Full Review… | January 25, 2005
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land

Whatever you think of the delivery of this message - per other comments, "should be part of a school program" - this is a documentary, what did you expect - infotainment from Fox News!!! this is a serious look at the control of "the message" by the media and their lack of trustworthy reporting - i put this up there with "Orwell turns in his grave". Clinical reporting of facts - and yes the format may not thrill you - but the content should put a chill down your spine!!

Guille Llaves
Guille Llaves

Fantastic dissection of the massive campaign of deception in this country about the reality of the Israeli state. Very informative.

Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith

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