Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »
David Marshall Grant,
Rae Dawn Chong
The latest production of Moriah Films is It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl, exploring the life and times of Theodor Herzl, father of the modern state of Israel. Narrated by Academy ... See full summary »
Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
Excellent, but I wonder just how effective it might be...
This is a film about the rise of antisemitism--particularly in Europe. However, I wonder how effective such a film is, as those who hate Jews would probably never watch it or see the whole thing as some plot by international Jewry. So, this might be a case of 'preaching to the choir'--addressing these concerns to people who already know and appreciate the anti-Jewish tide that has arisen in recent years.
The film is narrated by Kevin Costner, though there really is little narration. Mostly it's made up of interviews of those who recognize the evil of antisemitism and well as film clips of those who espouse or condone it. It's all very effectively put together and compelling. But, there is a recent push to understand and appreciate the Muslim world (not a bad idea) that also seems to be a move, by some, to excuse evil perpetrated by a small group of extremist Muslims. And this, whether people realize it or not, contributes to the hatred and antisemitism that is currently growing. Love the Muslims--hate the Muslim extremists.
By the way, one part of the film was NOT done well. There is a super-brief clip of a dramatization of the "Protocols of Zion" but it flashed by very quickly AND there was little explanation. The "Protocols" was a book of fiction that CLAIMED to be a Jewish plot to rule the world and do evil--and gives many an excuse to hate Jews. The clip they showed but did NOT explain was supposedly a Christian boy who was about to be murdered so his bones could be made into bread!! It's sure hard to believe that anyone would fall for this sort of crazy crap.
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