Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Draper alumna and a film about the Nuremburg trials

Draper alumna Kym Harris is currently involved in the educational component and outreach for a film about the Nuremberg trials that will be premiere in New York next week. It sounds like something that would interest a lot of Draper students, and we definitely love hearing from our alumn! All the info is below.

“Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today” is a documentary that was produced in 1948 for the War Department & U.S. Military Government by the filmmakers who had collected the Nazi footage that was used by the prosecution in the trials. It was shown widely in Germany in 1948/49 as part of the U.S. de-Nazification campaign, but because of Marshall Plan politics was never shown in the U.S.A. or in any other country.

Over the years, the original picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed.

Now, more than 60 years later, the newly restored film can be seen around the world for the first time.

It is truly a message in a bottle – a film of great historic value that also has a striking contemporary resonance. The film ends with Justice Jackson’s stirring words: “Let Nuremberg stand as a warning to all who plan and wage aggressive war.”

It has been shown in The Hague, Berlin, Toronto, and Uganda, and will be shown in Iran, Guatemala, Washington D.C., California, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Warsaw, and elsewhere in 2010/11. It will be playing in New York City for one week only. It is premiering at the New York Film Festival on September 28 (Sold Out) and will run:

Sept 29 - Oct 5, at Film Forum Cinema, 209 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014 Tel: (212) 727-8110 Showtimes Daily: 1:00 2:45 4:30 6:15 8:00 10:00

Online ticket purchase: www.filmforum.org

Non-profit/educational/synagogue group rate available: $6 per ticket for groups of 12 or more. To book group sales: joffre@filmforum.org or call (212) 727-8110

For more information, including the fascinating story behind the film, go to:


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