A Film Unfinished
A Film Unfinished
Yael Hersonski, 2010
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Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
"A brilliant reminder of the importance of bearing witness."—Time Out New York
"Gratifying in its ethical insistence that there are true things in the world, and that it is necessary for us to know them."—Manohla Dargis, New York Times
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film was discovered after having sat undisturbed in an East German archive. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel has now complicated the earlier readings of this footage.
A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, probing deeply into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film and carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) that falsely show "the good life" supposedly enjoyed by Jewish urbanites. A Film Unfinished is a film of enormous import, documenting some of the worst horrors of our time and exposing the efforts of its perpetrators to propel their agenda and cast it in a favorable light. (89 mins., 35mm)
A Film Unfinished Trailer