A film unfinished
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and camera...
|Published:||[New York City] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, |
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|Summary:||At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more.|
Death Mills: "Directed by...Billy Wilder for the U.S. War Department in 1945, [this film] was originally intended for screening in occupied Germany and Austria and featured a German language soundtrack...[T]he first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder." -- Onscreen menu.
|Language Notes:||In English, German, Hebrew, Polish, and Yiddish ; optional English subtitles; subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].|
|General Notes:||Study guide features an essay by author and film historian, Annette Insdorf.|
Originally produced in 2010.
Extra features: Interview with author and film researcher Adrian Wood (ca. 15 min.); Scholar Michael Berenbaum on A Film Unfinished (ca. 4 min.); Death Mills (1945, 22 min.; directed by Billy Wilder; new telecine made from archival 16mm elements); Study guide in pdf format [DVD-ROM feature].
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Credits:||Editor, Joëlle Alexis ; director of photography, Itai Neeman ; music, Ishai Adar ; art director, Lin Baru.|
|Performer:||Witnesses, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser, Jurek (David) Plonski, Aliza Vitis-Shomron, Shula Zeder ; narration read by Rona Kenan.|
|System Details:||DVD; NTSC, Region 0 ; 1.78:1 aspect ratio ; stereo.|
Access to Study Guide requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
|Awards:||Winner, World cinema doc editing award, Sundance Film Festival ; Winner, Best International Feature, Hot Docs Film Festival ; Winner, Documentary screenplay award, AFI/Silverdocs Film Festival.|
|Production Credits:||Editor, Joëlle Alexis ; director of photography, Itai Neeman ; music, Ishai Adar ; art director, Lin Baru.|