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September 29, 2005

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DP

What a wild night... Looking forward to the premiere.

Ladymerv

Sounds like a interesting film, and a step in opening up communications from all sides. Good luck to you Mark and keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing this movie.

David K. Buckley, MD

Marc,

Glad to see you haven't stepped out of the limelite!

Looking forward to the films release.

Congradulations!

Doc'

Wildlife and Combat Photography

Tina Farris

Good job! Tarik and I will be the Black folks in the crowd for your LA premiere.

Blessings.


Tina

ct

that's wild stuff, man.

moshe liber

חג שמח, שנה טובה
c.u in n.y.c
moshe

Bob Zahn

Marc Levin is one of the rare filmmakers who takes an active part in practicing "inclusion" in their work, building bridges between seemingly disparate and alienated sides of the same picture in his attempt to bring unity -- not division -- to a story. Protocols of Zion isn't his first work of this sort ... and hopefully there are many more to come.

Damir

This is a very much needed movie. After the 9/11 attacks the doors of hate have been pushed wide open all over the world and people are spreading the most hateful stories they can come up with. It is encouraging to see that people are fighting this rather than just sitting and hoping it'll go away.

Anise

this is a fresh idea and very interesting to watch this movie, I like your style and courage to bring all different people to deal with one issue right on the spot.

Anise

Laura

It figures that this film won't be showing in Virginia.

Sharon

Marc,

I'm living over here in Basel Switzerland, where people don't assume you're Jewish unless they know your last name. Then you get the whispers behind your back. Anyway, I have had people on more than one occasion look me straight in the eye and tell me that no Jews died in the Trade Towers. How can I get ahold of your movie to show over here?

Lorraine Sherman

Just saw this movie in Paris where a friend recently said that if I didn't see it she'd not speak to me again. It is a "must" - for every Jew and for every non-Jew. All the e-mails I send anyplace in the world in the coming days and weeks will recommend the film.
Thank you for making it; it undoubtedly took great courage on your part, on your father's and on the part of many who participated
Lorraine

Jack

As horrible it is to see the institutionalized denial of the Holocaust, the act of denying the other to mourn his loss and legitimately experience his suffering...

I am sorry, but I don't understand why Jewish leaders and the Israeli government for the most part are aiding Turkey in its own instutionalized denial of the Armenian Genocide.

I don't understand why Israel not only stands by and watches the encirclement of Armenians by Turkey and its allies, but that Israel also aids the perpretrator of the Genocide to commit further genocide, and not only on Armenians but on others such as the Kurds.

I would love to feel unreserved compassion and would certainly like to see the hate gone.

Unfortunately, hypocrisy does not do away with hate. Current Jewish behavior is the equivalent of putting out the fire with methane.

Perhaps there is a feeling of hate among Jews toward us Armenians, who have ironically never persecuted Jews in our history as a nation. Would you have liked for Armenians to have persecuted you, enslaved you, threatened you, as Turks actually have done in the past, in order to have earned your respect?

Armenians were also the ones to grant safe haven to another Jewish sect, the Christians when they too were being persecuted.

I suppose, when looking back at history, we learn that charlatans, murderers, and hypocrites always have the loudest "protesting" voices but are also less cause for deliverance.

We have also learned that some victims seem to have taken on the traits of their former assailants.

Mr. Levin, if you are reading this, if indeed Jews are taught only to love, then please explain why the Yeshiva students in Jerusalem have this curious habit of spitting on Armenian archbishops.

John Reisner

This has just been shown in Australia, although I missed some of the beginning.

Whilst it may be a fruitful area of commercial enterprise and self-glorification, this film is largely an exercise in either gross opportunistic cynicism or hopelessly stupid naivety.

The film is based on an entirely false premise that Nazis, Arabs, conspiracists etc. share the same philosophical space with the rest of us. They clearly do not. To attempt to deny something that has no credence in the first place is to elevate the proposition to a point of completely undeserved legitimacy.

Levin makes the false presumption (whether knowingly or otherwise) that these people are just sincerely confused or mistaken and that if the truth or facts demonstrate the error of their ways they will recant. Nothing could be more idiotic or futile. If someone wants to believe the earth is flat what's the point of arguing with them unless you are prepared to concede that the earth is indeed flat if they happen to argue better than you?

That is why Holocaust denial will never be debated by a serious historian; that is why this crap cannot be debated with its advocates because it is prima facie false. Unlike the rest of us their belief systems are non-falsifiable no matter how much proof or reason is expounded. They occupy a different parallel universe when it comes to Jews; and stupid or opportunistic Jews like Levin think that these beliefs spring from some sincere error of reasoning or fact. They are entirely wilfull in their beliefs. Thats what they WANT to believe DESPITE reality. What's the point of talking with people like that?

When it is demonstrated that hundreds of Jews died on 9/11, the response is "we have to do more research on this" - meaning they have to come up with another, more sophisticated proposition to support our hatreds/agenda.

Levin's typical diaspora sheepishness is shown. Although willing to verbally spar with Nazis over the radio he showed no inclination to do the same with the arab mob or with the one arab who thinks Israelis are open season for him. The mob was justifying arab terrorism against Jews, Levin should have asked that if they considered every Jew a target why do they complain if every arab is also a target? Arabs consider justice as their personal property. Americans should feel threatened by the presence of such people in their midst. Maybe that was the point, I don't know.

The film is philosphically and morally flawed and Levin, like most hollywood types, lacks both the intellectual and philosophical perspicacity to even make that call.

Fun to watch the crazies and arabs bury themselves but cringe at the incredibly stupid Jewish victimhood responsas.

On balance it indicates Levin's problems with being Jewish along with, no doubt, alot of other US Jews - "the why don't you love me?" complex. A "Jew-boy's" response to something a self-assured Jew would not even bother with. Jews have real enemies, accept it, you ain't going to "win them over" (and who would want to?)- so get over it.

sj factor

well i am from australia as well, and i think john reisners comments both harsh and unfair. As a jew living in a rural Autralian town that is entrenched in ultra left wing values and a haven for conspiracy thoerists,i find myself faced with anti-semitism disguised as anti-zionism on a daily basis. I remeber walking into my rural university campus one day only to find the central plaza area plastered with swastikas, and anti zoinist, jewish slogans. In university classes i am faced with constant jewish conspiracy theories from supposedly tolerent, educated young citizens of Autralia. What Levin's movie achieves is to at least dispel some of these ingrained myths and shed light onto baseless conspiracy thoeires and expose anti-semetic attitudes.At the root of all racisn and bigotry is an underlying ignorance. The only way ignorance can be thwarted is by informing. Levin's movie achieves that if nothing else. If it has informed one person previously ignorent and therefore supceptable to racist propaganda then it has acheived a great deal! It is a nesessity in my mind to always have a strong voice and not be silenced by fear and complacancy. So thankyou Marc Levin, for being the one with the courage to inform us all.

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