Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Jewish Problem: "Defamation" (film)

( Intent on shaking up the ultimate sacred cow for Jews, director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative -- and at times irreverent -- quest to answer the question, What is anti-Semitism today? Is it a threat or a bogeyman to silence people, a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit critic of Israel?

Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are shocking, enlightening and, surprisingly, often wryly funny. See the full length film:

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