- Human Rights, Biography, Human Interest, History, and Cultural History
CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH (2016 Academy Award® Nominee, Best Documentary Short Subject).
In 1973, French journalist Claude Lanzmann began work on a film about the Holocaust that would change his life forever. Twelve years later, having shot more than 200 hours of footage, the maverick filmmaker finally completed "Shoah", his nearly 10-hour-long masterpiece, which today ranks among the greatest documentaries ever created. In "Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah", the 90-year-old iconoclast opens up for the first time about the trials and tribulations he faced while creating his magnum opus, and the weight it left him carrying.
In addition to his years spent tracking down Nazi officials and traumatized death camp survivors, the filmmaker also discusses his teenage years fighting in the French Resistance, his relationship with existential philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean‐Paul Sartre, and his hopes and expectations for the future.
- Running time
- 42 minutes
- Kelsey Irvine ... Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Jet Black Iris Productions
- Years of Production
- Paris, Washington, Toronto
- Release year
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- French, German, English
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