Kings of Capitol Hill

Founded in the 1960s as a grassroots lobbying group, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has grown into one of the most powerful organizations in US politics. Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Israeli director Mor Loushy (The Oslo Diaries, Censored Voices) has gained unprecedented access to some of AIPAC’s key insiders, crafting an extensively detailed, and largely untold, history of the pro-Israel lobby and their methods. Loushy brilliantly distills AIPAC’s complex political inner-workings in an engaging and accessible way, while paying particular attention to the growing rift between its idealistic roots and its increasingly partisan practices. Spurred by the current political climate, the film’s subjects pull no punches in offering their honest, emotional takes on AIPAC’s past and present. What results is a surprisingly candid take on the civic and moral duties of individuals working behind the scenes of the political machine. Unflinching in its unmasking of backroom deals, intrigue, and posturing, Kings of Capitol Hill poses uncomfortable, yet necessary questions about who really wields power in the nation’s capital, and the lengths to which they would go to maintain it.

Mor Loushy is an award-winning Israeli Director.
Her debut film, 'Israel Ltd' (2009) world premiered at IDFA and broadcast worldwide (Canada, Poland, Netherland, Israel and etc..)
'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 for best documentary feature 2015 & Best film at the Israeli Documentary awards 2015 and a number of global awards.
'The Oslo Diaries' (2018) premiered in Sundance Film Festival and was sold for U.S distribution to HBO and was released worldwide in September 2019.
The film won the Best scripted award at the Jerusalem Film festival.
Loushy graduated the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem (2007). She has a B.A. in
History, Literature and Gender Studies.
Loushy has been teaching a class in Documentary Filmmaking at the Sam Spiegel Film School.

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Available 7/22 - 8/1 | Suggested Viewing Time Below:

Thursday July 22, 2021
12:00 a.m.
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