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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein is the probing documentary portrait of American academic and activist Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of Israeli and US Mid-East policies and author of six provocative books, Finkelstein has been at the center of many intractable controversies. Called a lunatic and a 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. Following him as he presents his message to audiences around the globe, the film provides an intimate portrait of the man behind the controversy, giving voice to Finkelstein’s critics as well as his supporters.

The trailer can be viewed here

But this clip from it is a MUST SEE if you want to understand how and why Finkelstein refuses to be intimidated by the AIPAC and the Zionist lobby generally. Gilad Azmon (another brave Jewish critic of Zionism) titled it "Finkelstein says NO to Crocodile tears" in his latest blog post.

The producers of the film posted the following message on Pirate Bay - The Bit-Torrent download site:
Quote:Hello torrenters. I'm the owner of the film production company that released this film.

We're a tiny operation of four employees working out of a hole in the wall in Seattle. In this current economy, we're really fighting hard just to stay afloat - even big companies like Miramax are dying.

If you want us to be able to continue to deliver quality and controversial films like this one, we have to be able to make enough to survive.

Please consider buying this film:
http://arabfilm.com/item/509/

(As you can see, we can't even afford to hire a web designer.)
Refreshing change from the 'lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key' of the mainsteam producers eh?
Peter Presland

".....there is something far worse than Nazism, and that is the hubris of the Anglo-American fraternities, whose routine is to incite indigenous monsters to war, and steer the pandemonium to further their imperial aims"
Guido Preparata. Preface to 'Conjuring Hitler'[size=12][size=12]
"Never believe anything until it has been officially denied"
Claud Cockburn

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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein - by Peter Presland - 05-02-2010, 06:13 PM

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