NIF Film Club: Kings of Capitol Hill

27 January 2021

AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is the spearhead of the pro-Israeli lobby in the U.S. What started out as a liberal grassroots organization, has become one of the most influential lobby organizations in America. For the past 60 years, AIPAC has maintained a strict “no interview” policy, but now, for the first time, the founding fathers of AIPAC are speaking out – granting us full access to the untold story of the organization and to the turbulent relationship between Israel and the US.

NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Mor Loushy.

photo of Mor LoushyMor Loushy is an award winning Israeli Director. Loushy is also a member of the American academy of motion picture. Her debut film, Israel Ltd (2009), world premiered at IDFA and broadcast worldwide. Censored Voices (2015) premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened at Berlinale, BFI – London & IDFA and theatrically released worldwide. It has won the Israeli Oscars & Best film at the Israeli Documentary awards. The Oslo Diaries (2018) premiered in Sundance, Hotdocs, was sold for U.S distribution to HBO and was released worldwide. The film was nominated for an Emmy in 2019. Kings of Capitol Hill (2020) premiered at Hotdocs and screened at Doc NYC and others. It won the best research award at Docaviv film festival and is now streaming at the academy screening room (Oscar).

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