Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
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Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
Jews have long played a major role in French culture, but they've also found themselves welcomed or rejected by Gallic society and government at different points in history, and filmmaker Yves Jeuland offers a provocative look at the history of French Jews in this documentary. Being Jewish in France begins with a study of the Dreyfus Affair and how it reflected anti-Semitism at the dawn of the 20th century, moving on to the role of French Jews in World War I. While the patriotism of Jews was more openly acknowledged after the war, their status as outsiders in the eyes of many French… More
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"Being Jewish in France makes exceptionally good use of vintage photographs and film clips in telling its story, and in fact won an award for best utilization of archival footage. It also boasts an especially varied and articulate group of talking heads."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Even those who've boned up on Gallic history will have their eyes opened by Yves Jeuland's comprehensive documentary regarding the Chosen People and this motherland blithe and brave."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Ambitious three-hour-plus documentary."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"More impressionistic than analytical."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Yves Jeuland's documentary Being Jewish in France is more than three hours long, and its emotional peak comes relatively early."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Jeuland's history is at times scattered, but always compelling."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
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