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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Bean's feature-length debut as director as well as screenwriter (his usual role) won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the showcase for American independent films. But no national distributor picked it up. What made it unsalable? Well, The Believer is about a neo-Nazi who is also an Orthodox Jew. Young Danny Balint embodies Jewish self-hatred, and according to the three commentaries here appended to Bean's shooting script, that is a topic American Jews aren't ready to face. The early negative evaluation of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles wounded the film, and 9-11 made even its makers leery of releasing it. Ironically, screenings abroad were very well received, especially in Jerusalem. (Professor of rabbinics and former journalist David Kraemer argues in his essay that the Jerusalem press is freer than the American Jewish press and community.) The shooting script is caustic and fast-paced, and judging by the scenes Bean's notes say didn't make the final cut, the finished film is less gimmicky and harder hitting. The Believer premieres this month on Showtime. Ray Olson
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In 1965, a young man named Daniel Burros was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a skinhead, a KKK Grand Dragon, a high-ranking member of the Nazi Party and a Jew. When the New York Times exposed his Jewish identity in a front-page article, Burros put a bullet through his head. His story has recently been made into a film called The Believer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Sundance Film Festival and has garnered much critical acclaim (although distributors have been shy of the film's controversial content). In The Believer: Confronting Jewish Self-Hatred, screenwriter Henry Bean presents the entire shooting script of the film, along with additional essays about the movie and its potential impact.
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