The probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein, American Radical profiles the life and career of a devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of Israel and US Mid-East policy, and the author of five provocative books, including The Holocaust Industry. Finkelstein has been steadfast at the center of many intractable controversies, including his recent denial of tenure at DePaul University. Called a lunatic and disgusting self-hating Jew by some, and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein is a deeply polarizing figure whose struggles arise from core questions about freedom, identity and nationhood.
“Powerful, brave, bold, incendiary film. I highly recommend it!” —Michael Moore, Academy Award-winning filmmaker
“Surprisingly entertaining…a compelling portrait of a difficult man.” —The Jewish Daily Forward
“A fascinating, well-rounded portrait that simultaneously informs, inspires, and infuriates.” —Mark Achbar, director of The Corporation