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Glasgow filmmaker Jes Benstock brings a wry, quizzical voice and a surprising mix of animation and live action to consider the contemporary legacy of the Holocaust in Poland.

A whistle-stop tour from Auschwitz hot-dogs to Krakow's kitsch Judaica that asks: how is dark tourism changing history?

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"An experimental and powerful documentary look at the tourism industry that’s grown up in Poland in the wake of Spielberg’s Schindler’s List."
- Philip Ilson, Co-Director Halloween Short Film Festival, London

"Benstock has assembled an impressive set of interviewees, from a sculptor who laments the commercialisation of his craft, to professor of the faith and member of the Auschwitz committee Jonathan Webber and several people who work and maintain Auschwitz. Each paints a bleak picture of a tragedy, if not forgotten, then diminished somehow... Benstock cleverly mixes animation and live footage to hold the attention... and the use of quick cuts between kitsch ornaments, people smiling for the camera under the infamous Arbeit Machs Frei sign and letting children run about without a thought for those on a true pilgrimage of remembrance shine a startling light on our ignorance."
-Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

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The Holocaust Tourist

UK, 2005, 10 min, color
Directed by Jes Benstock

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Public Exhibition formats: Beta, DVD


 
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