Why Do They Hate Us? / Pourquoi nous détestent-ils?

In 2015, French and Belgian-born ISIS terrorists massacred civilians in Paris, including at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the famed Bataclan Theatre. Motivated by these attacks—the deadliest in France since World War II—and his son’s questions about the murderers, Alexandre Amiel, a French-Moroccan Sephardi filmmaker and veteran reporter, produced a trilogy of documentaries exploring hatred from the perspectives of its primary victims in French society by profiling three representatives: himself, Amelle Chahbi (a comedienne of Moroccan descent), and Lucien Jean-Baptiste (an actor and director who was born in the Caribbean). This NY premiere of the episode relating to anti-Semitism is a must-see in this age of rising religious and racial hatreds, nationalist chauvinism, and violence. (From: http://nysephardifilmfestival.org/film/why-do-they-hate-us/ )

Original title:
Pourquoi nous détestent-ils?
81 minutes
Alexandre Amiel


Shown at

  1. 14th Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  2. 21st Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  5. Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  6. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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