Protocols of Zion (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2005

Protocols of Zion 2004

Directed by Marc Levin

“From street crazies who think ‘Jewmerika’ and ‘Jew York’ are run by people like ‘Jew-liani,’ to Nazi skinheads [and] Black Muslim prison inmates… [documentarian Marc] Levin pursues the issue of anti-Semitism straight into the murky places where it festers and blooms.” — Variety

USA In English
93 minutes DigiBeta

Director, Photography

Photography

Mark Benjamin

Editor

Ken Eluto

Music

John Zorn

Festivals

Sundance, Berlin 2005

Elsewhere

"In Protocols of Zion, a peripatetic meditation on anti-Semitism, filmmaker Marc Levin fearlessly faces down his adversaries as he strolls from one lion's den into another. From street crazies who think ‘Jewmerika’ and ‘Jew York’ are run by people like ‘Jew-liani,’ to Nazi skinheads, Black Muslim prison inmates and the radio show of Jew Watch founder Frank Weltner, Levin pursues the issue of anti-Semitism straight into the murky places where it festers and blooms… Inspired by the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion – a libelous, late-19th century tract authored by minions of the Russian czar and, until recently at least, a bestseller at Wal-Mart – Levin starts his journey into hate with the popular urban myth that no Jews died in the 9/11 attacks.” — John Anderson, Variety  

“Levin appreciates that one need not be solemn to be serious. Protocols of Zion is often funny, revealing the idiocy of hatemongers through their own harebrained explanations.” — Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter