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Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Produced by Kelsey Irvine

Videos

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah | Official Trailer | HBO Documentary Films | 2016

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Biography, Human Interest, History, and Cultural History
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
42 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Jet Black Iris Productions
Country
Canada
Years of Production
3
Locations
Paris, Washington, Toronto

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Broadcast (Acq.)
HBO
Language
French, German, English
Subtitles
yes

Photos

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