An engaging and loving portrait of the iconic French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, who died last year aged 90. A Holocaust survivor and contemporary of the late prominent politician Simone Veil – the two first met at Auschwitz-Birkenau – her life was full of intellectual curiosity and political activism: she was filming in China during the Cultural Revolution and wrote about being sent to Auschwitz with her father in her critically acclaimed memoir. This film, completed a mere six weeks before her death, is a tribute to a truly exceptional woman – and life.
Followed by a Q&A with Ophir Levy (Cinema, University of Paris 8) and Dr Libby Saxton (Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London), moderated by Professor Barry Langford (Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London).
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