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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein



American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein

David Rigden & Nicolas Rossier, 2009

New Documentary

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Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, Apr 15, 2010 7 PMFri, Apr 16, 2010 7 PM

American Radical is a portrait of controversial American academic and activist Norman Finkelstein.

The son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of Israeli and U.S. policies in the Middle East, and author of six provocative books including The Holocaust Industry, Finkelstein has been at the center of many intractable arguments. Called a lunatic and a self-hating Jew by some and an inspirational, street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein is a deeply polarizing figure. Following him as he presents his message to audiences around the globe, the film provides an intimate portrait of the man behind the controversy. With Noam Chomsky. (88 mins., video)

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