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Night Will Fall

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(André Singer, UK 2014, 75 min., digital)

Holocaust: Affect and Absence. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, Night Will Fall tells of the liberation of the German concentration camps and the efforts made to document the almost unbelievable scenes that the Allies encountered. The film explores how a team of top filmmakers, including Sidney Bernstein, Richard Crossman, and Alfred Hitchcock, came together to make a film in order to provide undeniable evidence, but the film, titled German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, was stopped in its tracks at the time due to both its shocking nature and its clashing with the Allies’ political plans for the reconstruction of Germany.