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Night Will Fall Israel, UK / 2014

“A remarkable and often harrowing documentary that interweaves horrific footage  … with a Hollywood twist involving Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder. Night Will Fall is a must-see documentary.” – Screen Daily

Winner Jewish Experience Award Jerusalem Film festival, 2014. Winner Honourable Mention Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2014. During the liberation of the concentration camps, allied soldiers and cameramen, who were the first to witness the almost unbelievable scenes, shot reels and reels of footage, documenting what they saw. With this footage, film producer Sydney Bernstein together with a team that included Alfred Hitchcock began to make German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. They worked with and edited thousands of hours of material with the aim of creating a document that would show the world and the German people what had happened. But the project was shelved and the footage lay, untouched, in the London Imperial War Museum. Until now. Night Will Fall, tells of how the project was finally, only this year, released, in all its uncompromising detail. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.


75 mins / English

Director — André Singer

Category — Haunted Histories