Friday, August 20, 2010

"A Film Unfinished" discussed

An excellent reminder that archival footage can be deceptive: On NPR and in today's Los Angeles Times, film critic Kenneth Turan discusses A Film Unfinished, a documentary about Nazi propaganda footage, including staged material, that was filmed in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. The documentary was directed by Yael Hersonski, an Israeli filmmaker interviewed by Micah Sachs of Indiewire earlier this month.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Smithsonian: 9 Archives That Will Spill New Secrets

See Mark Strauss's August 2010 article at -- "Nine Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secrets: Declassified records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and events."