Date: Wed 21 Jan 2015
This special screening of Night Will Fall will be introduced by the film’s acclaimed Director Andre Singer and Executive Producer Richard Melman. Night Will Fall tells the story of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration camps, which will be widely commemorated across the world in this 70th anniversary year. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, it tells of the efforts made to document the almost unbelievable scenes that the Allies encountered in 1945. The film explores how a team of top filmmakers, including Sidney Bernstein, Richard Crossman and Alfred Hitchcock, came together to make a film to provide undeniable evidence of what the Allies found, but the film was stopped in its tracks by the British Government and only now, 70 years on, has it been completed. Andre Singer has been a documentary filmmaker for over forty years. He ran the BBC Documentary Department’s Independent Unit in the 1990s where he founded the award-winning documentary strand Fine Cut (now Storyville). Andre was the Executive Prodcuer of the 2014 BAFTA-award winning and Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing. Richard Melman became a Producer and Director making films for the BBC, Channel 4 and other major broadcasters, inclduing the BAFTA nominated series ‘Cold War’ commissioned by Ted Turner for CNN. He was one of the instigators and then Channel Director for Artsworld (now Sky Arts) and Channels Director and Head of Programming in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Admission is free, but booking is essential due to limited places.
Venue of event: The Wiener Library
Website Address: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=174