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Protocols of Zion back to product details

written by talltale July 12, 2006 - 9:52 PM PDT
5 out of 8 members found this review helpful
One of the great humanist documentaries, Marc Levin's PROTOCOLS OF ZION explores anti-Semitism today in a manner that is fresh, exhilarating, challenging, moving, funny and tragic. (The best thing about this film is that you could substitute anti-Arab, anti-gay, anti-any minority as its subject matter, and it would be equally effective.) It is certainly the best--the absolute best--thing I have seen about 9/11, and it's up there with the best about the Holocaust, the Israeli/Palestine conflict, Muslims, family, Mel Gibson's The Passion of You-Know-Who and lots more.

Levin leaps around like a Mexican jumping bean on a game board yet manages to keep hitting his nails on their head. He listens to people, rarely intervening, and eventually, what everyone says and believes and explains comes together into a crazy quilt of hatred and love and ideas both nonsensical and understandable. One minute you will find yourself despising all these stupid, crazy, hopeless people. But eventually and probably you will recognize them--and yourself--as part of that inexpressively sad species so loved, every last one, by all the great humanists (Jesus, for instance). Loved too, I believe, by Mr. Levin. (This review, by the way, is coming from a dyed-in-the-wool atheist.) See this wonderful film ASAP and then watch Levin's thoughtful and intelligent Q&A on the Special Features section of the DVD.


(Average 7.12)
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