70 years to complete a Holocaust documentary

August 12, 2014 by Roz Tarszisz
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In 1944 and 1945, Allied cameramen documented the horrors as Europe was liberated. So powerful and damning was the footage, that Allied propagandists quickly determined that it should be turned into a film to screen in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich.

Progress was slow and the ambitious work was shelved unfinished. Nearly seven decades on, this milestone in documentary cinema, has been completed, the picture restored and the narration recorded as it was written in 1945 and can now finally be viewed in its intended form.

The film will be introduce at the Sydney Jewish Museum on Introduction by Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Imperial War Museum followed by Q&A and panel with Dr Haggith, Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet and Professor Danielle Celemajer on Tuesday August 19 in Sydney.

Described by critics as “an impressive and important piece of filmmaking, restored with intelligence and care by the museum”, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey includes newly restored and digitised footage, in addition to the inclusion of the missing sixth reel, assembled by IWM according to the original shot list.

Audiences are forewarned that there disturbing graphic images.

View the trailer

SESSION & VENUE DETAILS: August 19th & 20th @ 7.00pm at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction

TICKET DETAILS: Purchase tickets via the JIFF Website at:http://www.jiff.com.au or directly from Event Cinemas Box Office T: (02) 9300 155

For more information and tickets http://www.jiff.com.au/films/gccfs/

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