Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land is a 2004 documentary that seeks to challenge traditional media narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Directed by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff, it offers an honest and balanced look at how mainstream news coverage of the crisis in the Middle East fails to reflect reality on the ground.
The film highlights how pro-Israel groups such as CAMERA and Honest Reporting have had a major influence on how the conflict is portrayed in news media. It features interviews with renowned figures such as Noam Chomsky, Robert Jensen, Hanan Ashrawi, Sam Husseini and Robert Fisk – all offering unique perspectives on how inaccurate reporting has created distorted perceptions of the situation.
By examining language, framing and context in detail, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land reveals how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have often failed to give an accurate representation of what is really happening in the region. For this reason alone, it’s essential viewing for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of one of most complex conflicts of our time.
Whether you’re a student seeking to gain further insight into Middle Eastern politics or an interested observer looking to get a clearer picture of day-to-day realities on the ground – Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides an invaluable source of knowledge about one of history’s longest-running conflicts. So if you’re after an informative and thought provoking documentary – look no further than Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land!