Written and directed by Christian Delage, this gripping documentary reconstructs the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. It uses rare footage including material shot by John Ford and compiled by the Field Photographic Branch of the OSS. The film particularly explores the role of film in the courtroom, focusing on the impact of two documentaries shown at the trial. It also gathers insights from contemporary interviews with Holocaust survivors and former prosecutors. Narrated by Christopher Plummer. The film will be shown, and then will be followed by a discussion centrally featuring the director. We are pleased to welcome Christian Delage to campus to talk about this work with us.
Christian Delage is Associate Professor of History at the Université de Paris-VIII and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His publications include L'Historien et le film (Gallimard, 2004), co-authored with Vincent Guigueno, and La Vérité par l'image: De Nuremburg au process Milosevic (Denoel, 2006). He is also the director of a number of documentary films including Nuremberg: The Nazis Face Their Crimes (2006), which is due for release shortly on DVD in the US and Canada.
This event is co-sponsored by The Program in European Cultural Studies, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Department of History, and The Program in Judaic Studies.