Festival film 'Defamation' at VPRO's Import

Festival film 'Defamation' at VPRO's Import

May 04, 2010

Wednesday 5 May at 23.40hrs, VPRO's Import will broadcast the documentary Defamation, one of the films of the Movies that Matter Festival 2010. In Defamation Joris Ivens Award-winner Yoav Shamir goes on a personal search into the meaning of anti-Semitism in the contemporary western world. Despite the serious subject of his film, Shamir knows how to keep the tone light. From a position of almost childlike innocence, he questions: What exactly is anti-Semitism? How prevalent is it still? Is the Holocaust being misused to justify Israeli action in the conflict with Palestine?