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Attending this event

David Evans

David Evans is Emmy-nominated, multi-award winning director of film and television. His work in documentaries includes a BAFTA award-winning film about the English author Angela Carter. He directed Fever Pitch (starring Colin Firth) as well as high-end TV drama, such as Downton Abbey. Evans will take part in the Q&A after the screening of his documentary My Nazi Legacy: What Our Father Did.

Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He appears as counsel before international courts and tribunals, and sits as an international arbitrator.

He is author of Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008) and several academic books on international law, and has contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times and The Guardian.

East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide (2016) won the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize, the 2017 British Book Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and the 2018 Prix Montaigne.

His new book, The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive, is published in April 2020. It is also available as a BBC podcast.

Philippe is President of English PEN and a member of the Board of the Hay Festival.

Niklas Frank

Niklas Frank, is the son of Hans Frank, Minister of the Reich and Governor General of Polish occupied country from 1939 to 1945. After the war, Hans Frank was sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trial and executed in October 1946. Niklas, a highly respected journalist, has written three books about his family: “The Father – a revenge”, “My German Mother” and “Brother Norman!” He will take part in the Q&A after the screening of My Nazi Legacy.

Films screening at this event

My Nazi Legacy

90 min

“Extraordinary… a bracingly rigorous examination of inherited guilt and pain.” – Screen Daily

Internationally-renowned human rights barrister Philippe Sands QC goes on a road trip with two sons of SS officers, to find out if they can admit to their fathers’ crimes. When they arrive in the Ukrainian town where Sands’ own family were killed, the three men are forced to confront history in a unique way. An intellectually-charged and deeply moving exploration of history, confrontation and family.


Nyosha (short)

Liran Kapel
Yael Dekel
10 min

Nyosha is a ten-year-old girl, dreaming of buying a pair of shoes during the reality of a pitiless war.