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The Feeling of Being Watched (N/C 12+)

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The Feeling of Being Watched is an incredibly personal and frightening account of the one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the United States pre-9/11, code-named ‘Operation Vulgar Betrayal’. In the Arab-American neighbourhood where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, her family and neighbours all believed they had been under surveillance for years. Now working as a journalist, Boundaoui takes a startling look at the struggles to navigate Kafkaesque bureaucratic processes, confronting long hidden truths about the FBI’s relationship to her community, and revealing the enduring impact that a lifetime of surveillance has had on everyone involved.

Content Warnings: Racism, discrimination, slurs

Boundaoui isn’t afraid to speak truth to power

  • Director Assia Boundaoui
  • Running time 1h27m
  • Certificate N/C 12+
  • Country USA
  • Year of production 2018
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