A Film Delving Into Disinformation and Delusion
October 18, 2023 [St. Petersburg, FL] The Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to announce the latest installment in The Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series featuring a screening of the documentary “The Conspiracy.” This event, designed to explore the roots and manifestations of antisemitism and encourage understanding and awareness, is scheduled for October 26th, 2023, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event is open to the public, and attendance requires an RSVP at www.TheFHM.org/events. “The Conspiracy” is an animated documentary that examines the enduring conspiracy theory claiming that Jews are plotting to take over the world. In a world filled with anxiety and confusion, people often gravitate towards conspiracy theories. This event aims to shed light on the origins and implications of these theories, which have gained prominence in the age of social media algorithms. The film delves into the millions who have subscribed to this falsehood, the historical fanatics who propagated it, and the Jewish families who have been unjustly cast as villains. “The Conspiracy” utilizes an unconventional documentary style, incorporating archive footage and animation to present its narrative. Featuring a cast that includes Liev Schreiber, Lake Bell, Jason Alexander, Ben Shenkman, and others, the film promises to be a captivating and educational experience.
Maxim Pozdorovkin, an award-winning director and writer based in New York, wrote and directed “The Conspiracy.” Most recently, Maxim Pozdorovkin has been recognized for his remarkable work in directing, including “The Truth About Killer Robots” (HBOMax), which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered multiple awards at festivals worldwide. His film “Our New President,” comprised entirely of Russian propaganda covering the Trump presidency, premiered at Sundance 2018 and received a Special Jury Award.
Pozdorovkin’s diverse body of work also includes “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” (Emmy winner), “The Notorious Mr. Bout” (Sundance 2014), and “Clinica de Migrantes” (HBOMAX). He holds a PhD from Harvard University, where his dissertation focused on early Soviet propaganda. An artist fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows, Maxim Pozdorovkin is a frequent commentator on media and Russian politics.
The Rappaport Family, through their continued support, has underwritten this lecture series for The Florida Holocaust Museum. The series commenced on the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, which occurred on October 27, 2018. The upcoming event, scheduled for October 26th, 2023, will mark the third anniversary of that tragic incident.The Florida Holocaust Museum extends an invitation to the public to attend this free lecture event, aimed at promoting awareness and understanding of antisemitism. Due to limited seating, RSVP is required.
|About the Director|
Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning director and writer based in New York. Most recently, Maxim wrote and directed,The Conspiracy, an animated feature tracing the connection between conspiracy theories and antisemitism. Produced by Story Syndicate (release 2023), the film stars Liev Schreiber, Lake Bell, Ben Shenkman and Jason Alexander. Hailed as “a terrifying work of science nonfiction,” The Truth About Killer Robots (HBOMax) premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and has won multiple awards at festivals around the world. Our New President, made entirely of Russian propaganda covering the Trump presidency, premiered at Sundance 2018 where it won a Special Jury Award. Maxim’s other films include: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Emmy winner), The Notorious Mr. Bout (Sundance 2014), Clinica de Migrantes(HBOMAX). Maxim holds a PhD from Harvard University for a dissertation on early Soviet propaganda. He was an artist fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows and is a frequent commentator on media and Russian politics.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.orgMuseum LocationThe Florida Holocaust Museum55 Fifth Street SouthSt. Petersburg, FL 33701Phone: (727) 820-0100www.TheFHM.org