Barry Langford is Professor of Film Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published and spoken widely on screen representations of the Holocaust and is currently completing a book-length study of the subject entitled Darkness Visible: The Holocaust in Cinematic Memory.
Followed by a panel discussion with Ophir Levy (Cinema, University of Paris 8) and Dr Libby Saxton (Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London), moderated by Professor Barry Langford (Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London).
Attending this event
Ophir Levy is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University Paris 8 – Vincennes – Saint-Denis. He is the author of Images clandestines. Métamorphoses d’une mémoire visuelle des “camps” (Paris: Hermann Editions, 2016). His PhD work on the haunting memory of the Shoah in modern cinema has been rewarded with the National Audiovisual Institute’s “Research Prize” in 2014.
Libby Saxton is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London. She is the author of Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust (Wallflower, 2008), the co-author of Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters (Routledge, 2010) and the co-editor of Holocaust Intersections: Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millennium (Legenda, 2013) and Religion in Contemporary Thought and Film, a special issue of the journal Paragraph (2019). Her most recent book, No Power Without an Image: Icons Between Photography and Film, is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.
Films screening at this event
- Cordelia Dvorák
- France, Netherlands
- 76 min
An engaging and loving portrait of the iconic French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, who died last year aged 90. A Holocaust survivor and contemporary of the late prominent politician Simone Veil – the two first met at Auschwitz- Birkenau – her life was full of intellectual curiosity and political activism: she was filming in China during the Cultural Revolution and wrote about being sent to Auschwitz with her father in her critically acclaimed memoir. This film, completed a mere six weeks before her death, is a tribute to a truly exceptional woman – and life.
Official Selection – Hot Docs Festival 2019