Theresienstadt - film of waarheid

Sandra van Beek, Kees Hin Long documentary - 1995 - 65 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Video installation investigating the historical and emotional significance of the Nazi propaganda film Theresienstadt. In 1944 the Nazis produced a documentary about the Theresienstadt concentration camp. They wanted this film to make the outside world believe that the Jewish population was being well threated. However when the film was completed, the Germans banned their own lie from being screened. The document was forgotten and largely lost. The video installation by Kees Hin and Sandra van Beek shows survivors and experts who react on TV monitors to the few remaining film fragments adapted by Hin and Van Beek. The narration by those filmed, the silent witnesses to each other's words, swings continuously between film and reality about Theresienstadt.

Credits

Production Company
Director of Photography
Martijn van Beenen
Joost van Gelder
Editing
Barbara Hin
Marc Burkett
Sound on Set
Production Country
Netherlands