2010, Sun, Jun 06

Documentary Moments

"Take 4 - War time / War crime: Marcel Ophuls" with Marcel Ophuls and Eyal Sivan

Rebuilding of Courtroom 600 for the International Military Tribunal, 1945. | © National Archives, College Park, MD, USA.

Rebuilding of Courtroom 600 for the International Military Tribunal, 1945. | © National Archives, College Park, MD, USA.

Conceived by filmmaker Eyal Sivan, the long-term project “Documentary Moments” elaborates documentary film practice through screenings and encounters with filmmakers who shaped particular moments of the practice’s history. Its initial chapter is an homage to artists who contributed to the renaissance of documentary film in the post-war period: Alain Resnais (b. 1921), Edgar Morin (b. 1921), Marcel Ophuls (b. 1928), and Frederick Wiseman (b. 1930).

The Memory of Justice

D: Marcel Ophuls, USA/BRD/GB 1972-1976, 278 min.

Marcel Ophuls uses the documentary interview and montage to review and re-edit historical narration, subverting the hegemony of authority. His epic oeuvre – both in scope and in length – is a landmark of the critical historical essay.


Before the screening: a conversation between Marcel Ophuls and Eyal Sivan.

"Documentary Moments" - further events

"Take 1 - Towards 'Night and Fog': Alain Resnais"
with Marie-José Mondzain, Adrian Rifkin and Eyal Sivan
Thu 03.06.2010 | 19:00h More...

"Take 2 - Memory of The Future: Edgar Morin"
with Edgar Morin, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Sivan
Fri 04.06.2010 | 18:00h More...

"Take 3 - 'Direct', 'Truth' and other Myths: Frederick Wiseman"
with Frederick Wiseman, Stella Bruzzi and Eyal Sivan
Sat 05.06.2010 | 16:30h More...