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Defamation (2009) More at IMDbPro »Hashmatsa (original title)

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Defamation -- Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"
Defamation -- What is anti-semitism two generations after the Holocaust? In his exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the 'oldest hatred', and comes up with some startling answers. He f

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Yoav Shamir (writer)
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26 August 2010 (Germany) See more »
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Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Uri Avneri ... Himself
Yaakov Bleich ... Himself (as Rabbi Bleich)
Gianfranco Fini ... Himself
Norman Finkelstein ... Himself (as Professor Norman Finkelstein)
Abraham Foxman ... Himself
Abraham Hecht ... Himself (as Rabbi Hecht)
Isaac Herzog ... Himself - Minister in Charge of Anti-Semitic Affairs
Dov Hikind ... Himself - Assemblyman
David Hirsch ... Himself - Sociology Professor
Charles Jacobs ... Himself (as Dr. Charles Jacobs)
Teddy Katz ... Himself - Gush Shalom
Noah Klinger ... Himself - Journalist
Joel Levi ... Himself - ADL Regional Director New York
Benjamin Lifschitz ... Himself - Reporter
John Mearsheimer ... Himself
Arieh O'Sullivan ... Himself - ADL Spokesman
Dina Porat ... Herself - Professor
Harvey Prince ... Himself - ADL, Los Angeles
Suzanne Prince ... Herself - ADL, Los Angeles
Stephen Walt ... Himself
Bob Wolfson ... Himself - ADL Regional Director

Directed by
Yoav Shamir 
 
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Yoav Shamir  writer

Produced by
Ori Bader .... line producer
Sandra Itkoff .... producer
Philippa Kowarsky .... producer
Karoline Leth .... producer
Knut Ogris .... producer
Nynne Marie Selin Eidnes .... line producer (as Nynne Selin)
 
Original Music by
Mischa Krausz 
 
Cinematography by
Yoav Shamir 
 
Film Editing by
Morten Højbjerg 
 
Sound Department
Neal Gibbs .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Höhsl .... visual effects artist
 
Editorial Department
Kenneth Laugaard Andersen .... assistant editor
Søren Gamborg Knudsen .... assistant editor
Nicolai Griffens .... assistant editor
Elin Pröjts .... additional editor
Stephen Vittoria .... editor: Theatrical Trailer
 
Other crew
Daniel Karpantschof .... researcher
Jordan Savel .... production coordinator
Signe Vinther .... production coordinator
Jaime Wolf .... legal counsel
 

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Also Known As:
"Hashmatsa" - Israel (original title)
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91 min
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Norman Finkelstein:I wanna ask you a question. Do you see a holocaust coming? It's crazy. There is so much hunger, so much starvation in the world, so many people are suffering. And you want me to get excited about some idiot painting a swastika somewhere?See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very Objective, 17 February 2012
Author: rightwing52000 from United States

The persuasive power of most documentaries lies in their one-sidedness. This is not like most documentaries.

The filmmaker has a point of view, but he does not jam it down your throat. He humanizes the people he disagrees with, while exposing the flaws of those he does agree with. He presents the issue of perceived anti-semitism in all it's complexity but still draws the viewer to a real conclusion.

I thought the narration was a bit distracting because the filmer has a strong Israeli accent. Also, it was difficult to understand a few of the exchanges between he and his interviewees.

Still, it was fine work.

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