A Film Unfinished

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Filmmaker Yael Hersonski, discusses “A Film Unfinished:” her acclaimed documentary about the atrocities in The Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The footage, shot by the Nazis in May 1942, became a resource for historians. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel that included multiple takes with staged scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. “A Film Unfinished” presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences, and explores the making of an infamous Nazi propaganda film. The film opens in New York August 18 at Film Forum and at Lincoln Plaza Cinema.


Yael Hersonski

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RA Fletcher - perhaps a more interesting film would investigate the facile, hysterical and dishonest comparisons made by those who think the problems in Gaza are somehow equal to the Shoah. It may well give such people a visceral thrill to compare Jews with Nazis (the kind of thrill that small children get from using 'naughty' words) but the real world should not entirely be ignored.

Aug. 19 2010 06:24 AM
ra fletcher

What a got great reviews from the NYT's. How bout a film comparing this film to today's Gaza Ghetto?

Aug. 18 2010 01:42 PM

I remember seeing a propaganda film in Isr. (in high school) where nude men (Jewish) entered a bath together and began touching each other. It was meant to show that Jews engaged in immoral sexual behaviors.

Aug. 18 2010 01:14 PM

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