We thought we were part of this culture, but in fact, we received a version of it filtered by political interests. When you get older, you start to realize the differences between the image of America and its reality. We started to become aware of how deeply the US was involved in what is happening in the Middle East; things that continue to affect our day-to-day lives.
In the American movies and comics we grew up on, it was always clear who the villains were. What we encounter in our post-truth, post-Zionist context is far more complicated. It’s hard to know what’s real when imagination, reality and politics are mixed in an almost associative way.