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'Borat Subseqent Moviefilm': What is Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans doing in the mockumentary?

Disguised as a Jew, or at least that’s what he thinks, Borat goes to Temple Kol Emeth, where he meets real-life Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans
UPDATED OCT 22, 2020
(Amazon Studios)
(Amazon Studios)

Spoilers for 'Borat Subseqent Moviefilm'

Amazon Prime’s ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is making headlines even prior to its world premiere on October 23, thanks to the creators’ brilliant satirical sense of humor. The sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s hit mockumentary comedy from 2006 features one too many known faces in its course and Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans is one of them. 

The movie navigates Borat’s struggles in the US as an antisemitic Kazakhstani television personality, who has been sent to the foreign nation by the president of his native nation to embark on a highly-secretive mission. 

Despite tremendous efforts when Borat fails to fulfill the orders of the President, he decides to take his own life to evade the execution, which he was threatened with on his return to Kazakhstan. However, before taking his own life, he decides to meet with the members of the Jew community. 

Disguised as a Jew, or at least that’s what he thinks, Borat goes to Temple Kol Emeth, where he meets the real-life Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans. However, for antisemitic who just wouldn’t come to believe that the World War II genocide ever occurred, he refuses to identify Evans as a Jew. 

But, she sits Borat down and explains to him that she witnessed the Holocaust with her own eyes as a little girl, while sharing her traumatic experience of surviving it. She even tells him that Jews wouldn’t simply kill him only because he isn’t one of them. Evans’s words have a profound impact on Borat and finally wipes off the unpopular opinion of Jews that he always carried with him. 

This isn’t the only instance where the ‘Borat Subseqent Moviefilm’ uses a Jewish reference. When Borat feels Tutar is ready to be presented to Vice President Mike Pence as a gift, they both head to a dessert shop to pick out a cake for him and Borat asks the baker to write “Jews will not replace us” on it. 

Meanwhile, Evans who was born in Germany was orphaned as a young girl after surviving the holocaust. She fought for Israel’s independence, managed a refugee camp, and became Israel’s youngest school principal. She has devoted the majority of her life to Holocaust education. 

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm will be available to stream on Amazon Prime starting October 23.