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While rattling through the bustling streets of New York City in a yellow cab filmmaker Marc Levin (Slam) discovered the idea for his next film from an unlikely source. Striking up a conversation with his Egyptian taxi driver Levin was unnerved when the conversation turned to the events of September 11 2001. Angrily informing the filmmaker that he believed no Jews had died in the terrorist attacks on that day the cabbie explained that they had all been warned of the event in advance so they could stay safely home.
Levin subsequently turned to the 100-year-old book The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion, which was exposed as a forgery in the 1920s but is still followed by a disconcertingly large number of anti-Semites across the globe. After examining the book-which was furtively written by the Russian Secret Police and was alleged to be the meeting minutes of a group of Jews who were hell-bent on world domination-Levin decided to explore some of the protocols in his film.
Traveling across America with his father Levin encounters various hate-filled figures and attempts to understand their feelings toward Jews. His most entertaining Michael Moore-like excursions take place in New York City where he encounters people whose oddball behavior does a fine job of discrediting their views and attends a discussion group about Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. However these moments are tempered by some jaw-dropping footage of an Egyptian TV mini-series based on the Protocols book and the Malaysian prime minister paraphrasing from the pages in 2003. Creating a fascinating and worthwhile film Levin sensibly discounts various crackpot theories but makes it clear that many of the people who spread anti-Semitic feeling remain worryingly influential.
"A powerful, must-see documentary that shines a new light on an old tragedy." -- Indiewire
"A valuable and frightening survey of contemporary anti-Semitism." -- New York Post
"Ghoulishly funny and smartly sobering." -- Newsday
"a compelling case that authenticates our greatest fears." -- San Francisco Examiner
"Protocols of Zion makes its case expertly and powerfully." -- The New York Times
Very important movie to watch. Begins to offer an understanding of the irrational and baseless foundation of anti- semitism. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sharon Frisch
Sound quality was poor...at the very beginning the sound was fine but within 20 minutes of viewing there was no sound then it resumed at the end showing the credits. Read morePublished 8 months ago by April Ponder
I used the movie in my US History class as part of our unit on the Holocaust and antisemitism. Worked great with my high schoolers and the reaction papers I got back showed it had... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Jess
i give this dvd ..-1 star..no information about the protocals of zion.its all about alan levin.he isnt going to say its all true is he? ..crapp dvd.. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I gave this review 4 stars because of the concise nature of this documentary recounting Anti-Semitism in America.
Very clearly this was conveyed within this DVD. Read more
I received a copy that had no sound and I was sent another copy that also had no sound.I returned both copies by mail at my expense and requiring a signature for delivery. Read morePublished on March 27, 2012 by Gene S.S.
Leave it to the Jews to figure out a way to turn 9/11 into something about them !!!! Mark Levin needs to go to Isreal and document things that are important to his foriegn, hate... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by shenanigans
I read the book and watched the dvd by Marc Levin (called Protocols of Zion). I thought both were worth my time. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by C. Severance
Interesting theory. However, the DVD "The Illuminati Protocols of Zion: The Plot Against Israel by Doc Marquis is way more accurate.Published on September 28, 2010 by JSR700
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I had the same problem but I got no sound at all. Like you said, the sound worked for the menu and special features, but when you play the main feature, nothing. I rented this from Netflix and when I reported the problem, they sent me a new copy. I just tried the new copy and the same thing... Read More
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