USA vs. Al-Arian
Documentary screening as part of the Arab Film Festival
Saturday, November 03, 2007
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer's Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
This film documents the arrest and trial of Dr. Al-Arian, an Arab-American university professor accused of supporting a terrorist organization abroad. In the post 9/11 climate of heightened security, in which the Patriot Act undermines larger civil liberties, we see how speaking on behalf of Palestinian rights can potentially endanger an individual's fundamental rights. The chilling effects of one man's attempt to criticize U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East are explored, and the line between activism and terrorism is blurred, a process in which the mainstream media is complicit.
Director: Line Halvorsen
Norway, 2007, 99 minutes
This screening is part of the Arab Film Festival. For details on the festival, please visit www.aff.org
Cost: $10.00 general admission, $8.00 students/seniors
This short film is being shown together with the short film Make a Wish and the ticket price includes both films.
Sponsor(s): Arab Film Festival