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Protocols of Zion (2005)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  23 November 2005 (France)
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A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Michael L. Brown ...
Himself - Author, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
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Himself - Author, Constantine's Sword
Abraham Cooper ...
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Mehdi Eliefifi ...
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After the infamous 9/11 attacks of 2001, there came a virulent resurgence of antisemitism reemerging in America convinced that the Jews were responsible for the terrorism. Feeding this is the repeatedly debunked book libel, Protocols of the Elders of Zion and its disguised adaptations. Director Marc Levin goes on a journey to interview the promoters of this kind of hate in all its forms. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Some lies never die.

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Rated R for language, some disturbing content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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23 November 2005 (France)  »

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$21,733 (USA) (21 October 2005)

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$177,861 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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One of the subjects from Trembling Before G-d (2001), another American documentary concerning contemporary Jewish issues, can be seen briefly in the anti-war protest. See more »

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When Marc Levin is walking up a gravel road with a white supremacist leader, the shots from behind show them passing several parked cars as they are engaged in conversation. Shots of them from the front, however, do not include these cars. In addition, the shots from behind show the two persons approaching the same cars several times. See more »

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Well-intentioned, but missed the mark
25 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

An interesting and engaging subject matter, and one that deserves discussion and attention. However, I found Levin's presentation to be meandering and unfocused. The film was entitled "The Protocols of Zion" but devoted relatively little time to the eponymous text -- more of a survey of anti-Semitic attitudes in contemporary America. Which is itself a worthwhile subject of course, but it seemed that Levin started off trying to make a documentary on one subject, and instead ended up with a documentary on a related, but different, subject. It seemed as though he would occasionally remember what the title of the film was and throw in another of the "Protocols".

A well-intentioned film on an important subject, which unfortunately missed the mark. I'd be very interested to see a documentary that actually discussed the Protocols of Zion in depth.


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