a film by Yoav Shamir


Austria | 2009 | 93:00 min

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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
Z√úRICH, 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
Berlinale FORUM
Cast and Crew
  • Director Yoav Shamir
  • Producer Knut Ogris
  • Screenwriter Yoav Shamir
  • Director of Photography Yoav Shamir
  • Editor Morten Hojbjerg
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