Remembering the Holocaust and the crimes of the Nazis is today, 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, of unabated pertinence. The Arsenal’s film collection enables not only a reading of our institution’s history, but also that of remembrance and examining the Nazi past in Germany. The program "Asynchronous. Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust. From the Collection of the Arsenal" comprises 46 films from the years 1955 to 2014, 10 of which will be available in digital form from the autumn. The selection includes both well-known films as well as those that have received less attention or been undeservedly forgotten.
DARK LULLABIES (Irene Lilienheim Angelico, Abbey Neidik, Canada 1985), THE LAST JEW FROM DROHOBYCH (Paul Rosdy, Austria 2011), HABEHIRA VEHAGORAL (Choice and Destiny, Tsipi Reibenbach, Israel 1993), HA’MAKAH HA’SHMONIM VE’AHAT (The 81st Blow, David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri, Miriam Novitch, Zvi Shner, Israel 1975), ME’KIVUN HA’YAAR (Out of the Forest, Limor Pinhasov Ben Yosef, Yaron Kaftori Ben Yosef, Israel 2003), PARTISANS OF VILNA (Josh Waletzky, USA 1986), SHOAH (Claude Lanzmann, France 1974–1985) SOBIBOR, 14 OCTOBRE 1943, 16 HEURES (Claude Lanzmann, France 2001), TOTSCHWEIGEN (A Wall of Silence, Margareta Heinrich, Eduard Erne, Austria/Germany/NL 1994) and VOICES FROM THE ATTIC (Debbie Goodstein, USA 1988). A catalogue that presents and contextualizes the films is also available.
In the coming school term, the first Arsenal Film Studios – one-week-long film education workshops – will take place at schools in the Berlin districts of Kreuzberg, Adlershof and Pankow. Anna Faroqhi, Haim Peretz, Ute Aurand, Robert Beavers, Eunice Martins and Stefanie Schlüter will develop film projects on the theme of light with the participating children and youths. The works will then be presented at Arsenal.
20.000 Leagues Under The Sea
Richard Fleischer USA 1954
With Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre
35 mm GV 127 min
The Player Robert Altman USA 1992
With Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg
35 mm OV 124 min