A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles ...
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A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor the film begins by providing a look at the flourishing Jewish community in pre-war Europe and then traces their grim trajectory through the ghettos, camps, and prisons of the Nazi regime, introducing the lost victims and brave heroes along the way. Written by
The film was originally designed to be presented in a multi-screen format at a Los Angeles museum, with one 35mm projector, two 16mm projectors, and 18 slide projectors. Only after completion was it reformatted to be shown in standard film theaters. See more »
How has NOBODY ever heard of this magnificent documentary film? It is absolutely great, and I had to give it a (well-deserved) 10/10 star rating.
Using strange, experimental filmmaking techniques and a narration by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor, "Genocide" is a horrifying look at the history of the Holocaust. It is horribly explicit in it's nature, but it also shows how no words or images can truly capture how awful the Jews were treated during these dark, dark times.
"Genocide" is definitely one of the most disturbing films ever made, because of the, previously mentioned, explicit content. It can easily be compared with another explicit and disturbing Holocaust documentary, Alain Resnais' "Night and Fog".
Although this brutal film is never discussed or normally listed as one of the best documentary film, it did get some recognition by the Academy Awards, because it won the Best Documentary Oscar.
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