Source: Los Angeles Times
When director Assia Boundaoui begins investigating the FBI surveillance of her family’s Arab American neighborhood, one of her mother’s friend’s lovingly calls her a “troublemaker.”
But with the digging that leads to the startling and effective documentary “The Feeling of Being Watched,” the journalist catches the eye of some powerful people and finds herself enmeshed in that trouble.
Boundaoui brings her skills as a reporter for the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, VICE, and CNN back to her hometown of Bridgeview, Illinois to examine why the Muslim-American community in the Chicago suburb was a target of the FBI’s suspicion in the 1980s and 1990s, and if their mosques, homes, and schools are still under watch today.
Fear and shock float off “The Feeling of Being Watched,” and it evokes a few genuine gasps at the audacity of its villains.
You feel like you’re watching a 1970s conspiracy thriller, but this is today and it’s nonfiction.
“The Feeling of Being Watched” is playing at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA through June 27.
Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.
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