Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival and UMass IHGMS present "In Search of Suchomel in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Constructing the Holocaust Perpetrator between the Outtakes and the Finished Film." Erin McGlothlin (German & Jewish Studies, Washington Univeristy) offers poignant new insights into Lanzmann’s monumental Holocaust documentary, based upon extensive research on the hundreds of hours of outtakes in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Followed by a screening of
(2015, dir Adam Benzine, UK, 58 min; Academy Award nominee, Documentary Short Subject).
The 92-year-old French journalist, philosopher and filmmaker reflects on the trials and tribulations he faced during the 12-year journey to make his Holocaust masterpiece, Shoah (1985). In this special Director's Cut, Lanzmann discusses the challenges of tracking down Nazi officials and traumatized death camp survivors, fighting in the French Resistance as a teenager, his relationship with philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his hopes and expectations for the future in this intimate portrait.
Co-sponsored by UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies.
Introduction by Jonathan Skolnik (UMass).
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