The Feeling of Being Watched

  •   Assia Boundaoui
  •   United States
  •   City & State, Documentary, Spotlight: Women in Cinema
  •   Documentary, Political


“Scintillating… Boundaoui’s exposé of her own near-Sisyphean quest for justice is a searing snapshot of an ongoing battle with seemingly no end in sight.” – Village Voice

In this real-world conspiracy thriller, filmmaker Assia Boundaoui seeks the truth behind long-running FBI surveillance targeting Arab-Americans in Chicago’s Bridgeview community. During her investigation, she uncovers thousands of redacted documents, wary neighbors, and a pre-9/11 probe code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” A timely and unsettling portrait of pervasive prejudice and paranoia in America’s Muslim neighborhoods. With post-screening panel.

  •  Arabic, English with subtitles
  •  86 minutes


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