Attending this event

Adam Benzine

As a British journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto, ADAM BENZINE has senior editorial experience on both sides of the Atlantic, having written for a variety of newspapers and film publications including The Globe and Mail, The Independent and Indiewire.

He is currently the Canadian Bureau Chief for entertainment industry trade publisher C21 Media, and for the last four years served as the Associate Editor of Realscreen, the international magazine and website covering the global business of documentaries.

He is a regular fixture at most major documentary, film and TV industry festivals and markets, including Sundance, SXSW, MIPCOM and TIFF; and frequently chairs panel sessions and Q&As with filmmakers and executives, at events such as Hot Docs, IDFA, the Realscreen Summit and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Adam is an expert on the work of Claude Lanzmann, and Spectres of the Shoah marks his directorial debut.

Films screening at this event

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Adam Benzine
Canada, UK, USA
40 min

A direct and articulate interview, on the 30th anniversary of Shoah, that gives us significant insight into Lanzmann’s strength and determination to catalogue the details of the systematic murder of the Jews during the Nazi era in Germany. Behind the masterful Shoah interviews and filmed footage there is Lanzmann’s utter determination to seek some sense of reason and culpability, and to understand the complexity of the people who served this vile cause.