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The Feeling of Being Watched


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The Feeling of Being Watched

When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers thousands of pages of documents proving her hometown was the subject of one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11. The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal with the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community fell under blanket government surveillance and her ongoing struggle to confront the emotional effects of this decades-long investigation. An eye-opening, often infuriating look at the perils of xenophobia and prejudice, this “smart, unsettling documentary functions both as a real-world conspiracy thriller and a personal reflection on the psychological strain of being made to feel an outsider in one’s own home” (Variety)

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Q&A filmmaker Assia Boundaoui and editor Rabab Haj Yahya
Thursday, Dec. 13 2018, 7:00
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This film is part of the Global Watch 2018: Crisis & Social Action series.

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