finished watching SHOAH yesterday, what an amazing film. here’s some pictures that i took playing with a 55mm lens that doesn’t fit on my camera, love it! here’s what Kent Jones wrote about the film
the holocaust had been officially commemorated many times over, but the promise to “never forget" was enunciated not in a dialogue but in a grand monologue that was listened to politely, respectfully, and even attentively, but was a monologue nonetheless. the majority of the civilized world had systematically absolved itself of responsibility for its own disaster, "a huge fact lying overturned," in the worlds of the writer and historian todd gitlin, "square in the middle of the through route to progress." in short, the holocaust was something that had mysteriously happened to someone else.