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 Professor Sue Vice (English, University of Sheffield), moderated by
Professor Barry Langford (Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London).
Attending this event
Sue Vice teaches contemporary literature, film and Holocaust Studies at the University of Sheffield. She has recently published books on Jack Rosenthal’s television drama, Claude Lanzmann’s film Shoah, the representation of Holocaust perpetrators in literature and film, and the writer Barry Hines. Her latest project is on the unused outtake footage from Lanzmann’s Shoah.
Films screening at this event
- Catherine Hébert
- 90 min
Filmmaker Ziva Postec devoted six years of her life to the editing of Claude Lanzmann’s monumental documentary Shoah, losing herself completely in 350 hours’ worth of testimonies. Whereas the film was, in her words, the pinnacle of her career, working on it, she says, felt like a voluntary prison sentence. Here, Postec talks about what drove her, as a young single mother, to complete such an emotionally and physically demanding project and why, when the film was finally completed, she decided to move back to her native Israel, bringing her French chapter of 25 years to a close. An inspiring and moving tribute to one of Israel’s most influential, if unknown, filmmakers.
Nominated – Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 2019