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Defamation

Synopsis
Yoav Shamir’s film essay, described by the filmmaker himself as a ‘personal journey’, shows Shamir visiting the USA to discover what anti-Semitism - which he claims never to have experienced - is all about. He meets up with Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League and travels with him as Foxman campaigns against discrimination and bigotry. Shamir finds that in practice, the ADL appears to be using the fear of anti-Semitism to bolster uncritical support for the state of Israel, and that in effect their efforts are only serving to perpetuate anti-Semitism.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Social Studies; Law; Politics & government; Religious studies
Keywords
anti-Semitism; Israel

Online availability

URI
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/defamation/id397999373
Price
£4.99
Delivery
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Credits

Director
Yoav Shamir

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£4.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
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Address
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Notes
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