Online Film: The Black Book with panel discussion (10 – 13 November 2021)

The Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce the next Screen & Talk event as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival:

The Black Book | Dir. Guillaume Ribot | France 2019 | 92 mins | UK premiere

Screening and free recorded discussion. French with English subtitles.

10 -13 November 2021, online, register here

Synopsis: Drafted while the Second World War was still raging, the Black Book contained numerous testimonies of the atrocities committed by the Nazis against Jews in the Soviet Union. The publication of the book, which was used by the prosecution during the Nuremberg Trials, was supported at first by the Soviet authorities, but was ultimately banned by Stalin who also ordered the execution of most of its authors. Featuring a wealth of archival footage and told through the voices of the Jewish-Soviet intellectuals who gathered the testimonies, this important documentary sheds new light on the operations of two abhorrent totalitarian regimes, driven by blind hatred and prejudice.

This film streaming is accompanied by a free recorded discussion with Cathy Gelbin, Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Manchester, and Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish and Diaspora Studies, University of Toronto. The discussion is chaired by journalist and author Ben Judah.

Sponsored by the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester.

Early booking is highly recommended. This screening is part of the UK Jewish Film Festival taking place on 4-18 November 2021.


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