Arab Studies Institute
Washington DC - Beirut
Fall Film Series: American Radical
By The Arab Studies Institute, The Middle East Etc. Film Club, Middle East Studies Program, Global Interdisciplinary Programs & Center for Global Islamic Studies
04/20/2011 07:00 am
Location: Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University
The Middle East Etc. Film Club, Middle East Studies Program, Global Interdisciplinary Programs & Center for Global Islamic Studies Present the Spring 2011 Film Series
American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of Israel and US Mid-East policy, and author of five provocative books including “The Holocaust Industry,” Finkelstein has been steadfast at the center of many intractable controversies, including his recent denial of tenure at DePaul University. Called a lunatic and disgusting self-hating Jew by some, and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein is a deeply polarizing figure whose struggles arise from core questions about freedom, identity and nationhood.