Eighty years ago, the Italian people accepted the persecution of a minority which had been living in Italy for centuries. Through witness accounts and scholarly analysis, along with animated segments, 1938 - Diversi offers a new reading of this dramatic historical period.
Documentary Cinema 2018
In 2015, 94-year-old former SS officer Oskar Gröning was tried for the complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews in Auschwitz. Gröning’s trial reflects on the world’s responsibility to hold the worst of human horrors forever to public view.
Max Emden was a department store king who built an exceptional art collection. The Nazis gradually confiscated his assets and he died impoverished in 1940. Almost 80 years later, his heirs are still fighting for compensation.
Moshe Rynecki was a prolific Warsaw based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community in the interwar years. Unbeknownst to his family, many of his pieces survived the War. This documentary is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man’s art.
This is an incredible journey through five exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed their systematic destruction and looting by the Nazis. The film offers a rare look at condemned art.
An intimate glimpse into the world of two friends living together in Berlin. Having survived the Holocaust and remaining in Germany after the War, it is through the food they cook that they remember their childhoods and answer questions of heritage, memory, and identity.
Making use of previously unseen materials, the film retraces the role of the French police, in which tens of thousands of Jews were handed over to the Germans during WWII. Of special note is the only known photograph of the velodrome during the roundup.
The untold story of a resistance group in the Warsaw Ghetto who risked their lives so that the truth would survive even if they did not. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum, this clandestine organization established the Oneg Shabbat Archives and buried hundreds of thousands of eye-witness accounts and recordings.