DEFAMATION

HASHMATSA

By Yoav SHAMIR

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yoav SHAMIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Karoline LETH (SF Filmproduction), Philippa KOWARSKY (Cinephil), Knut OGRIS (Knut Ogris Films)
    • Synopsis
    • What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoints, Flipping Out) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers.
      In this irreverent quest, he follows American Jewish leaders to the capitals of Europe, as they warn government officials of the growing threat of anti-Semitism, and he tacks on to a class of Israeli high school students on a pilgrimage to Auschwitz.
      Opinions often differ and tempers sometimes flare, but in Defamation we find that one thing is certain - only by understanding their response to anti-Semitism can we really appreciate how Jews today, and especially modern Israelis, respond to the world around them, in New York and in Moscow, in Gaza and Tel Aviv.
    • Partners & financing
    • Austrian Film Commission, THE DANISH FILMINSTITUTE, The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, NORDISK FILM OG TV FOND, THE SECOND AUTHORITY FOR T.V& RADIO, MINISTRY OF INTEGRATION DENMARK, Hartley Film Foundation, Zukunftsfonds der Republic Österreich evt., Nationalfonds der Republic Austria, BM f UKK.
      In Association with:
      ORF, DR TV, YLE, VPRO
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