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  • This film attempst to tackle contemporary anti-Semitism in different places around the world. It puts a face on the phenomenon, and shows how it is expressed in its most banal, recurring form.

    Statistics show a rise in anti-Semitism. By backtracking the day-to-day incidents with the participation of both victims and perpetrators, the desecration of synagogues and cemeteries, and physical and verbal attacks on Jews the film tries to capture the tension between how Jews perceive themselves and how they are perceived by non-Jews.

    Original German/Hebrew/English version with English subtitles

    76 Festivals for DEFAMATION and 15 high class awards@

    Best International Director - Documentary Edge Film Festival NZ - Auckland 2010

    Asia Pacific Screen Award - Best Documentary Feature Film 2009
    Nominierung zum European Film Academy Documentary 2009 - Prix ARTE
    MONTREAL, RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire / Camera at the Ready Award
    KOPENHAGEN, CPH:DOX - international documentary film festival / Special Mention
    FLORENZ, Festival die Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival / Best Documentary Award
    PAJU, DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival / Grand Award
    LONDON, Film Festival / Grierson Award for Best Documentary 2009
    WARSCHAU, Film Festival / Audience Award in the documentary category
    ZÜRICH, Film Festival / Special Mention
    PRIZREN, Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival / Special Mention
    TRAVERSE CITY, Film Festival / Stanley Kubrick Award for Bold and Innovative Filmmaking
    MADRID, "Documenta Madrid" International Documentary Festival / AudienceAward (3000 EUR)
    NEW YORK, Tribeca Film Festival / Special Jury Mention
  • Director: Yoav Shamir
  • Screenplay: Yoav Shamir
  • Director of photography: Yoav Shamir
  • Editor (Cut): Morten Hojbjerg
  • Producer: Knut Ogris
    • coproduced by: Knut.Ogris.Films
  • (2009) IDFA 2009




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