Dan Cogan and Liz Garbus‘s nascent non-fiction production outfit Story Syndicate has begun production on the antisemitism feature-length documentary The Conspiracy from Sundance award-winning filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin (Our New President).
The Conspiracy (pictured) will serve as a comprehensive examination into the history of antisemitism and the archaic conspiracies and inaccuracies that continue to plague the Jewish people and their religion.
The film, according to the producers, will utilize animation and archival materials to showcase the manner in which “one of the most pervasive deceptions” about Judaism – that a group of powerful Jewish individuals control the world – can be traced through violent historical events directed at Jewish people.
The forthcoming feature film is based off of Phyllis Goldstein’s 2011 non-fiction book A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism.
The Conspiracy will be executive produced by Caroline Hirsch and Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Maher Stern of Hirsch Stern Productions alongside Oscar- and Emmy Award-winning producers Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan and Emmy Award-winning producer Jon Bardin for Story Syndicate.
“There is no better time than this exact moment in our shared human history to expose to the world the many historical lies, myths and incidents that have festered and evolved into the explosive antisemitism we see today,” said Hirsch and Maher Stern of Hirsch/Stern Productions in a joint statement. “Now is the time to put a spotlight on where and how it all began and bring greater awareness through this powerful and unique film.”
“In times of anxiety and disorientation, antisemitism reappears with lethal force. Living through such a time now, it feels of utmost importance to make a film that grapples with the historical forces that have perpetrated the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous,” added Pozdorovkin, the filmmaker. “Using collage and animation, our film follows the lives of three Jewish families and uncovers a conspiracy stretching back centuries.”
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