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23 November 2005 (France) See more »
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Some lies never die.
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A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 

Kofi Annan ... Himself (archive footage)

Joanne Baron ... Herself
Shmuley Boteach ... Himself - Radion Host, Talk America (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Michael L. Brown ... Himself - Author, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
James Carroll ... Himself - Author, Constantine's Sword
Abraham Cooper ... Himself - Simon Wiesenthal Center (as Rabbi Abraham Cooper)
Father Coughlin ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Daniels ... Himself - Prisoner
Scott DeCarlo ... Himself - East Rutherford, NJ Police Department
Mehdi Eliefifi ... Himself - Interfaith Activist
Abraham Foxman ... Himself - Anti-Defamation League
Hutton Gibson ... Himself - Mel Gibson's Father (voice)

Mel Gibson ... Himself (archive footage)
Hadassah Gross ... Herself (as Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross)

Ted Haggard ... Himself - President, National Association of Evangelicals (as Pastor Ted Haggard)
Alan Levin ... Himself - Filmmaker's Father

Marc Levin ... Himself
John MacArthur ... Himself - Grace Church (as Pastor John MacArthur)
Heidi Markenson ... Herself - 9 / 11 Widow
Mahathir Mohamad ... Himself (archive footage)
Daniel Pearl ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Perle ... Himself - Chairman, US Defense Policy Board (archive footage)
Walid Rabah ... Himself - Publisher, The Arab Voice
Shiya Ribowsky ... Himself - Director, Special Projects, Medical Examiner's Office
George Lincoln Rockwell ... Himself (archive footage)
Douglas Rushkoff ... Himself - Author, Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism
Mustafa Shak'a ... Himself - Former Dean of Humanities, Cairo's Ein Shams University (archive footage)
Shaun Walker ... Himself - National Alliance
Ben Wattenberg ... Himself - Host, Think Tank (archive footage)
Frank Weltner ... Himself - Creator of Jew Watch Web Site

Elie Wiesel ... Himself (archive footage)
Mel Wruble ... Himself - Holocaust Survivor
Lionel Ziprin ... Himself - Kabbalah Scholar
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Directed by
Marc Levin 
 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Jeff Herr .... executive producer
Steve Kalafer .... producer
Marc Levin .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Daphne Pinkerson .... supervising producer
Daniel Praid .... associate producer
Danielle Schleif .... associate producer
Michael Skolnik .... field producer
Jennifer Tuft .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Zorn 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Benjamin 
 
Film Editing by
Ken Eluto 
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... additional sound mixer
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
David Corcoran .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Stern .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Fine .... animation director (as Benjamin Fine)
Keith Yurevitz .... digital imaging
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Fine .... cinematographer: second unit
Michael Schiller .... camera operator: second unit
 
Other crew
Sean William Cunningham .... transcriber
Emily Gann .... production coordinator
Sarah Hodd .... production coordinator
Daniela Kon .... researcher
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Shane Moran .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for language, some disturbing content and brief nudity
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95 min
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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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Continuity: 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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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and entertaining, if a bit rambling, 12 November 2005
Author: ink-stained from United States

The Protocols was obviously a very personal project for Levin, his chance to get at the eternal question: why always the Jews? It was inspired by a single conversation the filmmaker had with an Arab cabdriver who was convinced that Israel was behind the 9-11 attacks. How did the cab driver know this? Because he had read it in the book "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

The century-old book purports to be the minutes of a secret meeting of Jewish leaders in which they lay out their plans for world domination. In fact, it's a fraud; most of the book was plagiarized from earlier works of fiction. Mainstream western society declared it out-of-bounds over 80 years ago. Yet as Levin documents the book remains remarkably popular both on the fringes of American society and throughout the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Levin tries to get to the bottom of this by interviewing neo-Nazis, Palestinians, radical black activists, conspiracy theorists, Christian evangelical leaders and various Jews. The most fascinating and disturbing bits are clips from Arab TV shows which dramatize the Protocols as if they were historical fact.

He never quite gets to the bottom of it -- he's not exactly the most probing of interviewers -- but the results are never less than fascinating. He deserves enormous credit for his bravery in talking to many of these people as well as his willingness to explore the "don't go there" areas of Jewish conspiracy myths. Watch it with some friends then go to a coffee shop and have a good discussion.

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