AMERICAN RADICAL; The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
September 20, 2010 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jewish-American Professor Norman Finkelstein vocalizes his criticism of Israeli policy and his views about what he refers to as the “Holocaust industry” in this documentary from filmmakers Nicolas Rossier and David Ridgen. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Finkelstein makes the controversial claim that the state of Israel uses anti-Semitism as a justification for committing war crimes, and that this troubling trend can be traced back to the Jewish state’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982. The film also takes the time to show how Professor Finkelstein’s claims have landed him in the hot spot more than a few times, and resulted in the termination of his position at two prominent universities.
Called a lunatic and a disgusting self-hating Jew by some and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein – ardent critic of U.S. and Israeli Mid-East policy and author of five provocative books – is a deeply polarizing figure. From Beirut to Kyoto, American Radical follows Finkelstein around the world, providing an intimate portrait of the man behind the controversy as he attempts to negotiate a voice among supporters and critics alike. Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.
Starring: Norman Finkelstein, Musa Abu-Hashhash, Nidal Barham, Noam Chomsky, Alan M. Dershowitz, Richard Finkelstein, Raul Hilberg, David Olesker, John Mearsheimer, Len Rudner, Avi Shlaim, Maxine TsvaigrachA discussion will follow the film. Refreshments. Free to the Public. For more info call Ann at 315- 478-4571.