(SEATTLE, WA, 5/16/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Washington (CAIR-WA) and Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) are proud to present the second film in their “Popcorn, Justice, and a Movie” series featuring films about social justice, race, religion, and identity.

“The Feeling of Being Watched,” is a documentary by filmmaker Assia Boundaoui about “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” It was one of the largest counter terrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11 and its focus was an Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago, where Boundaoui grew up.

WHAT: “The Feeling of Being Watched” – a documentary about the impacts of surveillance on an Arab-American community in Chicago

WHEN: Various screenings Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/thefeelingofbeingwatched

WHERE: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA, 98122

The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community—including her own family—fell under blanket government surveillance. The film follows Assia as she pieces together this secret FBI operation, while grappling with the effects of a lifetime of surveillance on herself and her family.

This screening will also include the premier of local short film “This Being Human,” by filmmaker Aimie Vallat about the experience of an Iraqi refugee in the Pacific Northwest.

A discussion will follow the film featuring experts on profiling and surveillance and both filmmakers.

Media Contact: CAIR-WA Media and Outreach Director, Sarah Stuteville sstuteville@cair.com 206-403-3931

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.