Tomorrow night, the ACLU and NYCLU will co-present a screening of USA vs. Al-Arian at the HRW International Film Festival. The documentary profiles university professor Sami Al-Arian, a pro-Palestinian activist who, in 2003, was charged in with funding and supporting a Palestinian terrorist group. Al-Arian was held in solitary confinement for 2 ½ years while awaiting trial. Despite the U.S. governments’ attempt to portray Al-Arian as a criminal and terrorist, the jury found him not guilty of all charges.
Thursday’s screening is at 9 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (165 West 65th Street). Jamil Dakwar, Director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program and man-about-Guantánamo, will give introductory remarks.