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Inspired by Laurel Leff's award winning book Buried by The Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II. It also explores why The Times, a Jewish owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Was it simply an oversight? Or did the publishers and editors fear an American Antisemitic backlash? Though interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, journalists, and American citizens who lived through World War II, Reporting on The Times encourages audiences to reevaluate America's place at The Great Liberator. The film also asks viewers to consider the power of the press in creating change. —Anonymous
An extraordinary accomplishment
I screened Emily Harrold's film at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. This documentary short is extraordinary, particularly considering it is Harrold's 1st film, undertaken when she was a student at NYU. Harrold interviews make the story, uncovering why the New York Times didn't give more coverage to the Holocaust and why it mattered? The NY Times was/is in a position to influence public opinion. Her decision to collaborate with North Eastern University Professor Laura Leff was brilliant, given the contentious subject matter. Harrold and Leff attended the premiere in New York, where the film was very well received. I can't wait to see Harrold's next project.
- May 27, 2013
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