Docu­men­tary weaves an impres­sion of remem­bering and forget­ting by intro­ducing four people. The frag­men­tary story, turns sepa­rate histo­ries into a general reflec­tion on remembrance.
Director Miranda weaves an impres­sion of remem­bering and forget­ting by intro­ducing four people. An Iraqi artist incor­po­rates his memo­ries of the war with Iran and of Karbala, a city that is hard to forget’, in his paint­ings. An elderly man in his dotage delves into his memory and finds snatches of the past. An old woman no longer recog­nises herself in a photo album. A 92-year-old woman, who has preserved her whole life in an unlikely archive of boxes and lists, tells about her time in a Japanese POW camp. The linking texts by a reflec­tive photog­ra­pher, who explains the purpose of recording things, and Huub van der Lubbe’s voice-over provide pauses in a frag­men­tary story, which turns sepa­rate histo­ries into a general reflec­tion on remem­brance and at the same time reflects the asso­cia­tive working of the memory.

Credits

Set geluid
Production company
Bonanza Films
TV company
Human

Title: Tegen het vergeten
Year: 2003
Duration : 1 hour, 18 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2004

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