film: Defamation, Tuesday, Dec 6, 6:30
- OPPL's 'Truth in Storytelling' film series presents:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
6:30 pm Veterans Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 91 minutes
What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint, 5 Days, Flipping Out) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the "oldest hatred," and comes up with some startling answers. The film questions our perceptions and terminology when an event proclaimed by some as anti-Semitic is described by others as legitimate criticism of Israel's government policies. The film walks along the boundary between anti-Zionism, rejecting the notion of a Jewish State, and anti-Semitism, rejecting Jews. Is the former being used to excuse the latter? And is there a difference between today's anti-Semitism and plain old racism that is affecting all minorities?
Come for a film screening, refreshments, and a lively (but, please, respectful!) discussion of this controversial film.
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