Who is Judith Dim Evans? Let’s get her Borat 2 scene and lawsuit explained as audiences flock to see the anticipated sequel.
This year has truly delivered the unexpected.
So much has shocked the masses in 2020 but, fortunately, not all of these surprises have been bad.
When news of a Borat sequel was announced, fans of the 2006 comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen were overwhelmed with excitement.
With the pandemic providing the potential for lots of social commentary and the 2020 United States Presidential election looming, many felt that the timing felt perfect to have the Kazakh journalist return to America.
The film arrived on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 23rd 2020 and is sure to facilitate many a talking point for the rest of the year.
Arguably, one of the most notable scenes features Judith Dim Evans…
Who is Judith Dim Evans?
- Judith Dim Evans was a Holocaust survivor who appears in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
It’s actually rather fitting that Judith is the one to inform Borat about the reality of the Holocaust.
As noted by Meaww, Judith was born in Germany and survived the Holocaust after being orphaned. The source adds that she fought for Israel’s independence, managed a refugee camp and also became Israel’s youngest school principal.
Her life had been devoted to educating people about the Holocaust.
Over on the Judith Dim Evans website, her attitude was captured in a quote: “Speak up and be responsible for what you speak. Continue to hope for a better world, don’t give up, never lose hope.”
The Independent adds that she sadly passed away in the summer of 2020.
Judith Dim Evans: Borat 2 scene
Borat’s antismeitic views aren’t exactly a secret and one scene in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm exposes just how deluded the character is.
After failing the Kazakhstan President, he decides to end his life. Before that, he enters a synagogue dressed very offensively in the vein of a Jewish caricature; the type which featured in Nazi propaganda.
While visiting Temple Kol Emeth, Borat thinks he’s cleverly disguised as a Jew and meets Judith Dim Evans, a real-life Holocaust survivor.
After seeing a fake Facebook post earlier in the film, Borat believes that the Holocaust never actually happened.
When he addresses this to Judith, she explains that she witnessed it first-hand.
She educates him and allows him to understand that his beliefs have been viciously incorrect. He acknowledges this later on when he explains that the “Running of the Jew” has been changed to the “Running of the Yankee”.
Borat lawsuit explained
As noted by The Independent, the Borat creators are being sued by Judith’s estate after claims that she thought she was being interviewed for a sincere documentary.
The source adds that, according to legal documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Judith was approached to talk about the Holocaust for what she believed was a legitimate documentary.
Of course, it wasn’t a documentary at all.
In the legal documents, it’s claimed that “had Ms Evans been informed about the true nature of the film and purpose for the interview, she would not have agreed to participate in the interview.”
The Independent includes that the lawsuit was brought by Judith’s daughter – Michelle Dim St Pierre – against Amazon Prime and Oak Springs Productions; she is requesting the removal of the scene and damages of less than $75,000.
On the other hand, Deadline reports that sources close to the filmmakers informed them that Judith was made aware of the gag and there is footage of it.
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