A documentary about the story of the Ostrava Holocaust survivor with an introduction by the curator of the When I State I Am an Anarchist exhibition.
In 2018, Claude Lanzmann finished his monumental series of four films based on the lives of four women from four different regions of Eastern Europe. While each woman had a different destiny, they all survived the Holocaust: Ruth Elias from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Paula Bien from Lodz, Poland, Ada Lichtman from Krakow, Poland, and Hannah Marton from Cluj in Transylvania. We will screen a single part of the series.
“What connects them,” wrote Lanzmann “besides specific horrors to which every one of them was exposed, is their intelligence: piercing, fierce, and physical intelligence that refuses any hypocrisy and false reasons – in one word: idealism.”
Directed by: Claude Lanzmann
Screenplay: Claude Lanzmann
Photography: Dominique Chapuis, William Lubtchansky
Cast: Claude Lanzmann
Producer: David Frenkel
Edit: Chantal Hymans