Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land
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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land
American media coverage of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine goes under the microscope in this activist documentary. In Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: American Media and the Subversion of Peace, filmmakers Bathsheba Ratzkoff and Sut Jhally use newsreel footage from a variety of American broadcast sources to illustrate their contention that the corporations who control American media act in collusion with Israel to present an image that is biased against the Palestinian cause, through use of certain terminology (Palestinian violence is usually described as an… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Deserves attention."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"Presents a condensed argument in favor of prosecuting Israeli leaders in the court of American public opinion."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"Disturbing and depressing, although a complete historic perspective is missing."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Showing the movie would be a great way to open a debate. I would love to hear its charges answered as clearly as they're stated."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"While their methods are a bit pedantic -- the narration is monotone, the structure of the film resembles a lesson plan -- they provide a wealth of evidence that the media game is rigged against Arabs."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Incisive documentary."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Often, the movie feels like sitting through a college lecture class."
‑ Russell Scott Smith, New York Post
"The film is meant for those curious about untold stories and the stories behind the stories, and it is hard to dismiss out of hand."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"By employing the very practice it seeks to condemn, the film will ultimately leave viewers just as angry and frustrated about the conflict at the end as they were at the start"
‑ Edward Havens,
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