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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Nicolas Rossier, David Ridgen


Jewish-American Professor Norman Finkelstein vocalizes his criticism of Israeli policy and his views about what he refers to as the "Holocaust industry" in this documentary from filmmakers Nicolas Rossier and David Ridgen. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Finkelstein makes the controversial claim that the state of Israel uses anti-Semitism as a justification for committing war crimes, and that this troubling trend can be traced back to the Jewish state's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. The film also takes the time to show how Professor Finkelstein's claims have landed him in the hot spot more than a few times, and resulted in the termination of his position at two prominent universities.

GENRES - documentary

Film Info

RUNTIME - 88 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2009

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

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Director

Nicolas Rossier

Director

David Ridgen

Star(s)

Nidal Barham

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Raul Hilberg

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David Olesker

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Press

3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] plainly told, carefully measured and well-assembled biography of a political (mad) scientist and college professor..."

- Mark Keizer, Box Office

'American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein' is a cautiously respectful documentary portrait of a political firebrand who presents himself as a beacon of moral truth in the murk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

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