I wasn’t there for the opening night was on Shabbos, but I spoke to several people who were, read several blogs and am quite sure that this is quite accurate.
If you don’t believe that the American left is basically totalitarian in thought and deed, well, you are delusional.
The film that most moved me and won the Best Feature Film Award was Obsession, directed by Wayne Koppins. Almost all the footage is culled from Arab television and reveals the pathological hatred for Israel, Judaism and America that is at the heart of the Arab world. Most fascinating is a brief digression to Nazi Germany where we learn that there was an all Muslim SS troop.
Most stomuch churning were excerpts from a mini-series, Al Shatat, that featured a modern day blood libel. Yup, a real live blood libel. It shows Jews in peyes slitting an innocent child’s throat in order to bake matzah for Passover.
“How many Arabs saw this disgusting mini-series? I asked Wayne when he came over to my house a few days later.
“Oh, a couple hundred million,” he answered, wearily. “It played during the holy month of Ramadan, so it had extra religious authority.”
Wayne was in the midst of making a deal with a distributor and when this film is released it should not be missed. It’s a powerhouse of a movie about radical Islam and its threat to civilization.