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Worldwide screening on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 am EET

The International Literature Festival Berlin is organising the global event on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January).

In Cyprus the screening of the exceptional documentary ‘SHOAH’, by director Claude Lanzamann is organised by the Embassies of Israel, France and Germany,  the French Institute and the Goethe-Institut in Cyprus and the cultural organisation Atlantis Culture, on Sunday, 26 January, starting at 14.30 at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia

The monumental documentary Shoah (Hebrew for ‘Annihilation’) is over 9 hours long and took eleven years to make (1974-1985. It recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with survivors, witnesses and perpetrators and through footage of the death sites filmed at the end of the 70’s beginning of the 80’s. In the director’s words “Shoah is not a film about survival but a testimonial of death”

It was hailed as an “epochal masterpiece of memory culture”, and as “an epic film about the greatest evil of modern times”. The documentary received numerous nominations and awards at film festivals around the world including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction Film and the BAFTA Award for best Documentary.

Claude Lanzmann (1925–2018) was one of the great French filmmakers and intellectuals. Born in Paris of Jewish parents, he joined the French resistance and went underground to fight the Nazis. Later, he studied philosophy in France and Germany and subsequently took a position as a lecturer at the Free University of Berlin in 1948/49.

In 1953, Lanzmann, who belonged to Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir’s intellectual circle, became a permanent collaborator on the legendary political and literary journal Les Temps Modernes.

The Holocaust, anti-Semitism and the struggle for human rights have been at the core of his work both as a filmmaker and journalist. Among his best-known films are ‘Israel, Why?’ (1973), about the necessity of the founding of Israel after the Second World War; ‘Tsahal’ (1994), a close examination of the Israeli defence force; and ‘Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.’ (2001) about the prisoner uprising in the Sobibor death camp in 1943.

In 2013 Claude Lanzmann received the Honorary Golden Bear for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. It was the first time that a documentary filmmaker received this honour from the Berlinale.

Because the documentary is over none hours long, the screening will include short intervals (3 in total). The screening will end around 01.00 on Monday morning (27 January).

The language is the original (Polish, French, Hebrew, English) with English subtitles.

Registration to attend is required for security reasons.
at tel 99678132 or email: nora@nh-action.com

Atlantis Culture was established in 2004 and has been active primarily in music (Caterina Cornaro opera in 2004), animation and graphics (International Motion Festival, since 2011), and literature (iΠoet, a series of workshops for students aged 13 – 19 on Spoken Poetry, since April 2019). It also organised in Cyprus the ‘Worldwide Reading for Freedom of Expression’, another global event organised by the Berlin Literature Festival, on 11 September 2019.


January 26, 2020 @ 2:30 pm EET
January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 am EET
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