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  • This haunting film examines a controversial work of Nazi propaganda.

    This haunting film examines a controversial work of Nazi propaganda.

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  • Archivist Adrian Wood describes how outtakes revealed the lies behind Nazi documentary footage.

    Archivist Adrian Wood describes how outtakes revealed the lies behind Nazi documentary footage.

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    Still from A Film Unfinished

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The Film

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of this long-missing reel complicates earlier readings of the footage. A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing "the good life" enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.

The Filmmakers

  1. Yael HersonskiDirector
  2. Noemi SchorySenior Producer
  3. Itay Ken-TorProducer