Documents and Documentaries 2015

The cinema as a crossroads of cultural and social history, past and present. Portraits/investigations into great figures of auteurship such as Orson Welles, Ousmane Sembène, Serge Daney and Jean-Luc Godard. The history of post-war Italian Cinema retraced through Giulio Andreotti and images shot in Afghanistan and India at the end of the 1930s by one of the great explorers of the 20th Century, Ella Maillart.
To complete the programme, two extraordinary documents about the Second World War. German Concentration Camp Factual Survey, an English film from 1945 intended to make Germany comprehend the perverse mechanisms of the extermination, but which was then forgotten about when the Cold War suddenly changed the balance of world power. The Memory of Justice (1978) by Marcel Ophüls, a lengthy documentary dealing with the Nuremberg war crime trials and a collage of forty or so interviews analysing totalitarianism.