Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'I Was a Slave Labourer'
Publication date: Feb 18, 2014 04:52 PM
Start: Jun 16, 2014 07:00 PM
Location: Garwood Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, South Wing, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Fifth screening of 'Portraying Perpetrators', a film series organized by the “Reverberations of World War II” group at UCL
Filmed and Directed by Luke Holland
Made for the BBC's award-winning Storyville strand, arte-France
Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 'I Was a Slave Labourer' (74 minutes) is the inside
story of the international campaign, which Luke Holland helped to initiate,
and which ultimately secured $5 billion for over a million, former, forced
and slave labourers. Key protagonists in this dramatic yet intimate account,
are survivors and former slave labourers, Rudy Kennedy and Roman Halter. The
film, broadcast across Europe in the weeks preceding the final settlement,
is credited with contributing to the success of the campaign for belated
'I Was a Slave Labourer' has travelled internationally, including
screenings to mark Yom Hashoa in Israel; at The Imperial War Museum, London;
the Anne Frank Haus; the Jewish Museums of Paris and Berlin, in Prague, New
York and Taipei and twice at the Berlin Reichstag – on one occasion for MPs
and on another, to mark Germany’s Holocaust Memorial Day.
Luke Holland will attend the screening to discuss the film and the film-making, as well as his on-going engagement in the unfinished business of the Third Reich.
- For more information, see the Portraying Perpetrators Film Series page.