American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein

A devoted son of Holocaust survivors and ardent critic of Israeli foreign policy, the polarizing American political scientist and author Norman Finkelstein has been called a lunatic and self-hating Jew by some, and an inspirational revolutionary by others. Exploring the deeply complex issues at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, American Radical is the insightful and enraging documentary that follows Finkelstein around the world as he attempts to negotiate a voice among impassioned critics and supporters. Uncompromising even in the face of his recent denial of tenure at DePaul University, Finkelstein is a complex and supremely lonely figure whose self-destructive nature often undermines his academic credibility. A guaranteed argument starter, this potent documentary plunges viewers into the psychological and intellectual underpinnings of a vitriolic personality.
http://www.americanradicalthefilm.com/

Year:
2009
Length:
84 minutes
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Director:
David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier
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Shown at

  1. 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2015

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