Interview with director Naftaly Gliksberg at the 20th Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.
His film, Look Into My Eyes, had its US Premiere on June 21, 2009.
Description from Human Rights Watch:
Is anti-Semitism a buzz-word for all kinds of real or imagined slights? Is it an arcane expression that should be retired, or is there legitimacy to outcries worldwide that anti-Semitism is again on the rise?
Filmmaker Naftaly Gliksberg sets out to investigate what anti-Semitism looks like today, crossing two continents to see how people react to direct questions about their attitudes toward Jews, Israel, and the notion that there is such a thing as anti-Semitism. It is a startling personal journey of painful discoveries as he explores representations and impressions of Jews and Israelis around the world. As he visits individuals in Poland, France, the United States, and Germany, Gliksberg discovers that people’s responses to his pointed questions are often a mixture of their own culture, some version of history, and a certain collective psychology.
Filmmaker Naftaly Gliksberg in person.