FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION (2022) & NUREMBERG: IT'S LESSON FOR TODAY (1948)

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Feb 19 2:20 PM

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FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION (2022) & NUREMBERG: IT’S LESSON FOR TODAY (1948)

With Author & Producer Sandra Schulberg, daughter of Nuremberg director Stuart Schulberg, in person

Sunday, February 19th at 2:20 PM

Members $10 | Public $15

Adapted from Sandra Schulberg’s monograph, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the hunt for motion picture evidence used to convict the Nazis at the first Nuremberg trial. The motion pictures they presented in the courtroom became part of the official record and shape our understanding of the Holocaust to this day. Seventy-five years later, French journalist and filmmaker Jean-Christophe Klotz goes to the German salt mines where films lay burning, uncovers never-before-seen footage, and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today by Stuart Schulberg – was intentionally buried by the U.S. Department of War. Klotz’s riveting film also fills in the gaps of how these groundbreaking materials were sourced, and poses still-pertinent questions about documentarians’ obligations to posterity. (USA/France, 2022, 60min. | Dir. Jean-Christophe Klotz)

One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles,” laying the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity (USA, 1948, 80min. | Dir. Stuart Schulberg)

Still for FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION (2022)

Still from NUREMBERG: IT

Film poster for FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION (2022)