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When Hatred Turns Lethal: An Interview with Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield

Gloria Greenfield

Gloria Greenfield

Because when we look throughout history, a society that allows genocidal hatred toward the Jewish people falls apart. It becomes poisoned by that hatred. So it’s a message to non-Jews that they, as members of society, become poisoned if they don’t stand up and fight this.

            When “Unmasked Judeophobia” played in New York theaters late last year, some reviewers criticized it for packing too many topics into one film and conflating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

One can only make a statement like that if one didn’t understand what the point of the film was. The point of the film is that lethal Jew-hatred today is also directed toward the Jewish state because Israel is seen as the Jew among the nations.

And I don’t think I [packed too many topics into the film]. Judeophobia is vast and very complicated. There were actually a lot of things that I couldn’t put in the film because I didn’t have enough time – for instance what’s happening in Latin America.

But I’m not really interested in responding to reviews from the New York secular world. If that’s what you want to feed to your community, it would really be a shame. Have you read The Jerusalem Post review?

When a documentary comes out, you have to have someone with content review it. You can’t have some brainless leftist with no background who reviews it from a political perspective.

            You were once a radical feminist…

…Yes, I was. I am 62 years old today, so you’re asking me what I was doing when I was in my 20s?

No, it’s just interesting that a former radical feminist has made a pro-Israel film when so many radical feminists dislike Israel.

I always liked Israel – even when I was a radical feminist. I was raised as a Zionist and when I was a radical feminist I was, what people might refer to as, a right-wing Zionist. I left the feminist movement because of its dogma and the anti-Semitism of the women. I would not invest any more energy in a movement that nurtured Jew-hatred.

What’s your next film going to be about?

An examination of the historical connection between the land of Israel and the Jewish people, because many people today are denying that connection.

About the Author: Elliot Resnick is a Jewish Press staff reporter and author of “Movers and Shakers: Sixty Prominent Personalities Speak Their Mind on Tape” (Brenn Books).


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4 Responses to “When Hatred Turns Lethal: An Interview with Filmmaker Gloria Greenfield”

  1. Grace Acosta says:

    Wonderful interview, I can't wait to see the next movie!

  2. Grace Acosta says:

    Wonderful interview, I can't wait to see the next movie!

  3. Grace Acosta says:

    Wonderful interview, I can't wait to see the next movie!

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