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The Feeling of Being Watched: Discussion Guide

Key Issues

The Feeling of Being Watched offers insight into FBI surveillance of a Muslim community in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois pre-9/11, and filmmaker Assia Boundaoui’s effort to expose the targeting of her community. It will be of special interest to people who want to explore the following topics:

  • counter-surveillance
  • criminal justice
  • democracy
  • immigration
  • Islam
  • Islamophobia
  • judicial system
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBI
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Michel Foucault
  • Muslim identity
  • Muslim culture
  • national security
  • Operation Vulgar Betrayal
  • religious discrimination
  • religious liberty
  • panopticon prison
  • personal data
  • stereotyping
  • surveillance
  • xenophobia