The Conspiracy

With Hirsch/Stern Productions and Story Syndicate
Feature Documentary – 2022
World Premiere: Closing Night Film of DOC NYC, 11/17/2022

An animated documentary about the biggest lie ever told: Jews are plotting to take over the world.

In times of extreme anxiety and disorientation, people are often drawn to conspiracy theories. Disinformation and delusion capture the minds of many. Today, fueled by social media algorithms, conspiracy theories once confined to the fringe are going mainstream. But beneath the surface, the pronouncements of QAnon are a retread of an age-old myth. Behind the torch-bearing chants of “Jews will not replace us” we find the original conspiracy theory: the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous. The Conspiracy is a feature documentary about the millions around the world who came to believe this lie, the fanatics who cultivated it across the centuries, and three Jewish families cast as villains.

The Conspiracy eschews traditional documentary interview techniques for a bold, layered visual style that combines archive and animation in new ways. Starring Liev Schreiber, Lake Bell, Jason Alexander, Ben Shenkman.

Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin

Produced by Joe Bender, Dan Cogan, Caroline Hirsch, Allison Stern

Director of Animation Dasha Bough

Edited by Matvey Kulakov

Executive Producers: Liz Garbus, and Jon Bardin