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Film Series: Portraying Perpetrators

Publication date: Mar 10, 2014 11:12:09 AM

Start: Mar 10, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Location: UCL

24th March The passenger (Poland, 1963)

The last film of Polish director Andrzej Munk. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, but she has actually saved a woman's life. Her vision is shown and then the actual events. (IMDB)

7pm Venue: Pearson G17

12th May   2 or 3 things I Know about Him

Introduced by Alexandra Senfft (author and granddaughter of Hanns Ludin)

German filmmaker Malte Ludin explores the questionable legacy of his father, executed Plenipotentiary Nazi Party Minister Hanns Ludin, in this documentary that delves into a dark family history while exploring just how stories are passed down through the generations. It's been 60 years since the end of World War II, and though the story of Hanns Ludin is now a matter of public record, his family continues to whitewash their history and deny the brutal facts. (rottentomatoes)

7.30 pm Pearson Lecture Theatre

6th June The Act of Killing

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies

they love. (http://theactofkilling.co.uk)

7 pm Venue: Garwood LT

16th June   I was a Slave Labourer

Introduced by Luke Holland (director)

Over a three-year period, Luke Holland documented the activities of Buna/Monowitz survivor Rudy Kennedy as he visits international conferences and endeavors to obtain compensation for former slave labourers from German companies like BASF and VW.

7pm Venue: Garwood LT

Programme(pdf)