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Painful Reminder, A: Evidence for All Mankind

Synopsis
The 1985 Granada television documentary which looks at the making and banning of a documentary made in 1945 about the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp in 1945, which was made with the collaboration of Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Crossman, Noel Annan, Martin Gilbert, and Colin Wills (Head of film in the Allied Psychological Warfare Division). The working title of the film was MEMORIES OF THE CAMPS.

When Allied cameramen arrived in the concentration camps in early 1945, they made a once-in-a-lifetime effort to ensure that the truth of what they saw with their own eyes was documented on film. The result of the footage taken by British forces was to have been a major motion picture release within six months of the war’s end. This 1985 documentary is the first showing of most of its contents, and explains the extraordinary reasons why this film was never released. Filled with first-hand, modern accounts by survivors of the camps.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
1985
Subjects
History
Keywords
censorship; concentration camps; documentary films; Holocaust; international relations; World War II

Credits

Director
Brian Blake
Writer
Colin Wills; Richard Crossman
Contributor
Alfred Hitchcock; Martin Gilbert; Noel Annan; Sidney Bernstein

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$8.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
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Web
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Address
PO Box 1432
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USA
Notes
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