The Roots of Hatred

Antisemitism infects more societies everyday. Attacks on Jewish people and synagogues are happening not only in conflicts zones in the Middle East but in tolerant places like Sweden too. Dirty politics and propaganda fuel animosity but what if we could tell the story of a place where Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived together in harmony for almost a millennium? History and selective memory tend to overlook years of peace and coexistence but we need to revisit these times so we can disarm the propaganda that makes us enemies.

The Roots of Hatred takes us to Saida, Lebanon where antisemitism is commonplace. But for centuries before the civil war, Saida boasted a multicultural identity where Jews and Muslims were neighbours, friends, and family. From the memories and letters of the Muslims elders of Saida we trace a path to their exiled Jewish friends abroad, hearing their stories to understand how we went from pluralism to extremism and how to prevent it from happening again.


Projektstart 2019-01-10

Projektet startades av Abed Loutfi. drivs av Film Stockholm med stöd av Stockholms läns landsting och Botkyrka kommun

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