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6:00 pm | Doors open, reception
7:00 pm | Film Screening
8:30 pm | Panel Discussion
Residents of Assia Boundaouis entire neighborhood outside of Chicago, Illinois, have felt under government surveillance for over a decade. Returning home and recounting memories of her childhood suspicions, she visits her neighbors one by one, and a mass of personal accounts begin to pile up. Assia decides its time to set up her own investigation. Her inquiries soon yield tens of thousands of FBI documents proving that her Arab-American hometown was indeed the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the US pre-9/11. Creatively weaving the personal and political, The Feeling of Being Watched is Assias story, as she grapples with the enduring impact government surveillance has had on her country, community, and her own sense of identity.
All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A with film subject Iman Boundaoui as well as Seema Ahmad of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).
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