Filmmaker Marc Levin said late Thursday that Israeli power, Jewish influence in the world, even the origins of Judaism are legitimate topics for debate. He just doesn't think conspiracy theories add to those arguments.
In his documentary "Protocols of Zion," Levin explores two beliefs - one old, one relatively new - fueling anti-Semitism: Jews have a master plan known as the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to rule the world, and no Jews died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Levin wanted to get to those people who subscribe to those theories so much that he welcomed Malik Zulu Shabazz, a black nationalist leader known for his anti-Semitic views, to a recent screening.
"My film is a journey into the face of, into the heart of, hate," Levin said. "I want to show the film on the West Bank, I want the film shown in Indonesia ... "