The Feeling of Being Watched

POV Season 32
  • Feature Film
  • 2019
  • 90 Mins

In the Chicago suburb where journalist Assia Boundaoui grew up, most residents in her Muslim immigrant neighborhood believe they are under surveillance. Assia investigates and uncovers FBI documents about "Operation Vulgar Betrayal," one of the largest pre-9/11 counterterrorism probes conducted on domestic soil, right in Assia's hometown.

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Film Credits

  • Assia Boundaoui Director
  • Jessica Devaney Producer