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.