VisionTV Presents The Human Rights Series
A series of documentary specials exposing mass atrocities, religious persecution and intolerance around the world.
Executive Producer: Moses Znaimer
Fear. Hatred. Misconceptions. Lies. Distrust. Amongst our world’s rich kaleidoscope of cultures, ethnicity and faiths, these all factor in to why one group of human beings may revile and persecute another. VisionTV’s HUMAN RIGHTS SERIES is a compendium of hard-hitting, shocking, enlightening and ultimately hopeful documentaries exploring and shedding light on the dark corners of religion and ethnicity-based hatred and violence.
Coinciding with the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, we encored and premiered this group of documentary specials exposing ongoing and increasing mass atrocities, religious persecution and intolerance around the world. Watch video, see pictures and find out more below.
Written and Directed by Lewis Cohen. Produced by Paul Cadieux and Lewis Cohen.
Executive Produced by Moses Znaimer
In today’s world of global economics and dissolving borders, perhaps no group has come to embody Western prosperity like the Jews. Although the perception of the Jews as world’s bankers, lenders and traders is by fragments rooted in reality, it more accurately represents the continuation of a libel that spans the ages. The tragic twists and turns in the kidnapping for ransom of a young French Jew, Ilan Halimi, begins a roller coaster ride around the world and across the centuries, in search of the origins and future of this enduring myth.
The kidnapping and brutal murder of young French Jew, Ilan Halimi, kicks off a roller coaster quest to bring his tormenters and killers to justice, along with an enlightening search through history to discover the origins and reasons for perpetuation of the age-old libel of Jews as the world’s financial purse string holders.
As the trial of Ilan Halimi’s 27 tormentors careens toward it’s emotionally charged conclusion, the myth of Jews and money is followed to its present manifestations. From its medieval roots when Jews became the principal to the ways in which it surfaces today, the myth echoes across the centuries and the globe, including in the Parisian immigrant community from which Ilan’s captors came.