The Believer: Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred

The Believer: Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred
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The Believer relates the disturbing and provocative story of a Jewish skinhead from Brooklyn. Screenwriter Henry Bean (Internal Affairs, Deep Cover) was inspired by an actual case to write an original script exploring issues close to his own Orthodox Judaism—and then to direct what became the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Everywhere The Believer has been shown it has provoked passionate debate about fundamental assumptions of faith, belief, and ethnic identity. The Believer: Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred is intended to provide a context for the discussion sparked by this controversial film. In addition to the script with an explanatory essay by the filmmaker, The Believer will include additional essays on related topics from such authorities as Cornell Professor Sander Gilman (Anti-Semitism in Times of Crisis), Northwestern Professor Lester Friedman (The Jewish Image in American Film), and Professor of the Talmud and Rabbinics at Jewish Theological Seminary David Kraemer. The Believer will feature the script of the award-winning film and also be punctuated by shorter "reactions" to the film and its topic solicited from pivotal opinion-makers. "Henry Bean is a big talent and The Believer is his most courageous and thought-provoking work yet!"—Spike Lee

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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is The Believer and it was written by Henry Bean. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Feb 25, 2002 and it has a suggested retail price of $14.95. It was published by Basic Books and has a total of 256 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 156025372X and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781560253723. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.