“I and the public know what all school children learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return” — (W.H.Auden)
This powerful film about the Jewish Defense League traces the militant group’s history from the streets of Brooklyn where it originated to the Occupied Territories where it flourishes today, painting a disturbing portrait of a cycle of hate born in the ashes of the Holocaust.
Jerusalem film festival 1996
San Francisco 1997
Chicago Int film festival 1997
Golden Spire Award, San Francisco Int’ Film Festival 95.
Achievement Award, Chicago Int’ Film Festival 95.
The JDL’s religious imprimatur, racist dogma, and vigilante mentality give the film an eerie, timely ring.
This unforgettable documentary drips Old Testament blood vengeance onto Jean Renoir’s rueful observation that the tragedy of this world is that everyone has their reasons.