Film: A Film Unfinished

Film - Feature | February 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At the end of World War II, film footage of the Warsaw Ghetto was found in an East German archive. First treated as an accurate historical record and used in documentary films, in 1998—when outtakes were discovered—it was revealed to be an unfinished propaganda film, Das Ghetto. “Hersonski embarks on a critical analysis of Das Ghetto that is remarkable as much for its speculative restraint as for its philosophical reach. . . . Acknowledging the ‘many layers of reality,’ the director creates a palimpsest of impressions from multiple, meticulously researched sources representing both victims and oppressors” (Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times).

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