Film Magistery #1: Night and Fog/Genocide

Film Magistery, my film/history podcast is on air!

So, what is it about? Film Magistery is a podcast about films and history… but mostly about films. This show wants to explore the films that belong to deeper cinematic experience by talking about a single theme or concept that is related. You can expect to stumble upon films made by Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Allen, Malick, Altman, Coen, Kiarostami, but there should be space for the mainstream cinema, too.

The topic of the first episode is Resnais’ Night and Fog, a short documentary from 1956. Its theme is Holocaust. Is it still relevant today? Additionally, I talk about whether the humankind has progressed on a cultural level or not? I mention several other genocides in the recent history, especially the one in Bosnia in 1995. Also, watch me make a fool of myself while doing a (fake) Russian accent.

 

Relevant links:
Night and Fog on IMDb
Night and Fog on Letterboxd
On Holocaust: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Stenton’s 8 stages of genocide
Remembering Srebrenica

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