Holocaust Remembrance Part 1


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The evening of Wednesday April 15th, 2015 marks the start of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. In recognition of this occasion we thought it would be appropriate to discuss the 29th entry on the Sight and Sound List: Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 film, SHOAH. On today’s episode, Lady P is joined by her friend, Michael Adams, to talk about Lanzmann’s nine and a half hour documentary, which details the process by which Nazi Germany went about extinguishing the European Jewry. In the discussion they talk about Lanzmann’s interview techniques, the way the film is structured, and why SHOAH remains one of the greatest testaments to the power of both journalistic and elegiac filmmaking.

Next week, we’ll continue our Holocaust Remembrance series with a podcast interviewing scholar, and WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT director, Pierre Sauvage.

About the author: Lady P

Founder, President, and Head Film Snob at Flixwise Podcast

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