Three Minutes – A Lengthening

Three Minutes – A Lengthening

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

A creative found-footage documentary presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. At the end of 1939, the people visible in the film, and all the Jews in Nasielsk, were deported to ghettos, then sent to the Treblinka extermination camp. Kurtz’s footage, which had almost rotted just before it was discovered and restored, is the only visual record remaining. The existing three minutes are examined to unravel the stories hidden in the celluloid. Α remarkable meditation on what it means for a lost community to be captured on film. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Bianca Stigter
Script: Bianca Stigter
Cinematography: David Kurtz
Editing: Katharina Wartena
Sound: Mark Glynne
Music: Wilko Sterke
Production: Family Affair Films
Producers: Floor Onrust
Co-production: Lammas Park
Co-producers: Steve McQueen
Narration: Helena Bonham Carter
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: The Netherlands, United Kingdom
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 68΄
Contact: Autlook Filmsales

Bianca Stigter


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