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A FILM UNFINISHED

Israel, 2010 (MIFF 2010, Documentaries)

Director: Yael Hersonski

A glimpse inside the Nazi propaganda machine provides a revealing meditation on the construction of history.

This is a story about the longest film made by the Nazi propaganda unit on the Warsaw ghetto. In a thorough piece of historical film research, director Yael Hersonski has assembled a story within the official Nazi tale of the ghetto's Jewish community living a life of luxury and indolence.

Using primary sources - diaries, interviews with survivors and actual footage of conditions inside the Warsaw ghetto - Hersonski has not only created one of the Festival's most moving productions, but also a valuable reflection on how history is constructed and mediated.

Director Yael Hersonski is a guest of the Festival.

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