‘Peace, Propaganda and The Promise Land’ (2004)

How American media is influenced and controlled by a powerful, well-financed lobby and political attack machine.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

Now 15 years old, this seminal 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff is as valuable as ever, revealing the historical roots of exactly how the America media has become so influenced and controlled by Israel’s powerful and well-financed lobby and political attack machine. The film delivers a detailed  examination of American and Israeli political influence over media coverage in of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This film delivers a striking comparison of western and international media coverage of the Middle East, showing just how distorted the narrative has become in the West and why.

Run time: 1 hour 19 min
Director: Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff
Producer: Bathsheba Ratzkoff
Released by Media Education Foundation