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Denial, the film: incisive and timely.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Antisemitism, Books, Film, Genocide, History, Jewish, Racism, Review, Shoah, Time, Women | 2 comments

If you ever have to prove with words that reality does exist, good luck… precisely the kind of challenge that “Denial” takes on with great resolve. Based on a true event, an American Jewish historian finds herself here having to prove in court that the Holocaust did take place… What happened is what happened and we will continue to be joined to others in space, and in time… but as long as words exist, they will be used to conceal reality and historical revisionism will endure. There where it hurts the most is where the enemy will strike: as Pierre Vidal-Naquet, the French historian wrote, it is a tentative of extermination on paper that relays the actual extermination. Whether done by a country like Iran, any group or individuals, denying the Holocaust is a form of antisemitism.

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Joshua Oppenheimer’s Masterpieces in St. Louis

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Asia, Doc, Genocide, History, Human Rights, Ideas, Media, Politics, Review, Spectacle, STL, Time, US, Violence |

“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.” — Oscar Wilde. Instead of writing a regular review of “The Look of Silence” – I will only mention that it won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival – it is better NOT to say too much about the things we care about. There is nothing worse than to introduce a film by saying it is great…” […]

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Darwin’s Dangerous Idea

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Action, Care, Death, Doc, Eco, Food, Future Tech, Genocide, Human Rights, Ideas, Idées, Native, Sci/Nat, Time, Violence, Wars, World |

“It is estimated that every hour three species are lost forever; that’s 70 a day, 500 a week, 27,000 species ever year… which would make it the fastest mass extinction in our planet’s history. There is no doubt about the cause, it’s us. ” — Andrew Marr – “The sixth global mass extinction…” “We are into the opening stages of a human-caused biotic holocaust – a wholesale elimination of species – that could leave the planet impoverished for at least five million years. — Norman Myers —> the BBC 2 series […]

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6 Millions pour la Semaine/for a Week

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Antisemitism, Doc, France, French, Genocide, History, Human Rights, Jewish, Juif, Now, Politics, Shoah |

William Karel & Blanche Finger Film –> Jusqu’au Dernier : La Destruction des Juifs d’Europe – To The Last One: The Destruction of Europe’s Jews – France 2 pendant une semaine après – available for a week afterwards on the web through VPN — Le Holocauste, une histoire sur les Juifs qui ne concernera que les Juifs? Will the specificity of the killing of Jews remain only a Jewish story? PM – [Utiliser logiciel qui peut lire Flash Video & VPN si nécessaire] – LLes mots d’ouverture de la série: “Près de six millions de Juifs, les deux tiers des Juifs d’Europe furent assassinés par le régime nazi et ses collaborateurs pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, assassinés dans le silence quasi complet du monde…” – Opening statement for the series: “Close to six million Jews, two thirds of European Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during World War II, murdered amidst the world’s almost complete silence…” […]

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