Riding with a Spy

Riding with a Spy

A Screening and Discussion with the Director

Presented by the Department of History

During her military service, Anat Kamm leaked documents to the press showing that highest ranking officers approved prohibited activities of the IDF in the Occupied Territories in the West Bank, activities that the Israeli Supreme Court ruled illegal. Kamm was arrested and promptly put to trial. After being convicted of espionage, ostracized by her people, and marked as a traitor, the Israeli whistleblower tried to rebuild her life in NYC. She goes and graduates from Columbia University, but her past still haunts her. Unable to find employment and extend her visa, she is forced to return to Israel.

In her last months in the US, Kamm goes on a Cross-Country road trip, traveling from NY to CA to meet the American hero Daniel Ellsberg whose story had many similarities to hers. This movie documents the conversations about her trial and deeds, and seeing the milestones in American history that framed the perception of civil rights and government accountability.

Date

Tuesday, Mar 15th, 2022
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

Free!

Location

The Friedman Auditorium
Category
Penn State College of Liberal Arts

Organizer

Penn State College of Liberal Arts
Website
https://la.psu.edu/

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