HomeCommunity EventHamilton College F.I.L.M. Series: Claude Lanzmann’s SHOAH (1984), in its entirety

Hamilton College F.I.L.M. Series: Claude Lanzmann’s SHOAH (1984), in its entirety

Sunday, Nov. 7, in Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building, at Hamilton College

  • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: “First Era” (270 minutes)
  • 3 to 8 p.m.: “Second Era” (293 minutes)

SHOAH, a documentary about the Holocaust, will be shown as it was in 1984 — complete, with a single intermission, a way of suggesting that one must interrupt one’s normal scheduling in order to comprehend the lessons offered.

While other films about Hitler’s “final solution” create terror and shock by documenting the dead and emaciated bodies that were found when the concentration and extermination camps were liberated, Lanzmann relies entirely on the memories of Holocaust survivors — Jews, Germans, and other witnesses — and on documentation of the landscapes where the events described took place.

In accordance with Hamilton College’s policy, the F.I.L.M. Series welcomes members of the public who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All visitors must wear masks.

Coming up:
Sunday, Nov 14, at 2 p.m.: Hamilton Professor Celeste Day Moore presents excerpts from National Entertainment Television’s show Black Journal (1968-1971)
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.: Media artist John Knecht presents selected films and electronic paintings

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