Tuesday, November 12, 2013
St. Anthony Main Theatre
A FILM UNFINISHED is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light.
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel, inclusive of multiple takes and cameraman staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage.
The documentary presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing "the good life" enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.
Noemi Schory is currently the Schusterman Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota throughout Fall Semester 2013. A renowned documentary film director and producer, she is active in Israeli and many international co-productions, primarily in the documentary field.
A Film Unfinished, which she produced, has received numerous awards worldwide and was an nominated for an Emmy after it aired on PBS in 2010. In 2005, Schory was elected president of Input, the international public television conference. She also serves as a museum film director and producer for Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
To view the trailer click here.
Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Center for Austrian Studies, European Studies Consortium, Center for Jewish Studies, The Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Jewish Community Relations Council