Defamation Film Night

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DEFAMATION

DIRECTED BY YOAV SHAMIR (2008)

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 searches the boundaries 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 the racism that is affecting all minorities?

Only by understanding the various responses to anti-Semitism can we really appreciate how Jews today, and especially modern Israelis, respond to the world around them. Shamir demonstrates his innate curiosity about life and goes on a journey which he describes as an ‘endless labyrinth with no exit sign’.

Sunday 18 June 2017 at 7:00 pm

£10 tickets

Venue: Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW

Booking information:

Spiro Ark: 020 7794 4655 / education@spiroark.org / www.spiroark.org

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