Meet-up: Screening of The Feeling of Being Watched
FR 5.5, 19.30H ACUD Studio
Following our 29th conference Smart Prison: Tracking, Monitoring & Control we invite you to join us on May 5 at 7.30 pm for the screening of The Feeling of Being Watched by Assia Boundaoui, hosted by ACUD MACHT NEU.
“The Feeling of Being Watched" by Assia Boundaoui explores the impact of surveillance on Muslim-American communities in the wake of the War on Terror, and raises important questions about privacy, security, and civil liberties.
After the screening, we invite you to socialise and network with fellow attendees over drinks at ACUD MACHT NEU, a vibrant cultural hub in the heart of Berlin. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with others who are interested in the intersection of technology and criminal justice reform, and to share your own insights and perspectives.
We look forward to seeing you there and engaging in meaningful conversation and reflection on this important topic. Buy tickets now!
The Feeling of Being Watched
Documentary (2018), 1h 27min,
When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Muslim -American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on her community.
Assia Boundaoui (Filmmaker, DZ/US)
Assia Boundaoui is an Algerian-American investigative journalist and filmmaker. She has reported internationally for PRI, BBC, AlJazeera, VICE and CNN among others. Her debut short film set in an Arab women’s hair salon in Chicago for HBO Documentary Films premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Her award-winning feature-length directorial debut, THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED a documentary investigating a decade of FBI surveillance in Assia's community, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was nationally broadcast on PBS “POV.” Assia was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 2018 "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” was a 2019 New America National Fellow, in 2020 was honored with the Livingston Award for national reporting, in 2021 was awarded a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and in 2022 was awarded a United States Artist fellowship. She was most recently a fellow at the Co-Creation Studio at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where she incubated a community co-created, site-specific installation, the Inverse Surveillance Project. Assia earned a Masters degree in journalism at New York University and is an Algiers born, Arabic speaking, Chicagoan.