We scored an exclusive interview with Israeli film director Yael Hersonski about her critically acclaimed debut A Film Unfinished. At the end of WWII, 62 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East German archive, was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May 1942, and labeled simply "Ghetto," this footage quickly became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. However, the later discovery of a long-missing reel complicated earlier readings of the footage. A Film Unfinished presents the raw footage in its entirety, carefully noting fictionalized sequences (including a staged dinner party) falsely showing "the paradise" enjoyed by Jewish urbanites, and probes deep into the making of a now-infamous Nazi propaganda film.
Though we are prohibited from showing you some of the amazingly disturbing footage of the Jews enjoying "the good life" in the ghetto (you have to go see the film for that), we were able to get our hands on a few clips, which we've interspersed with the interview below. For more info on the film, including dates/cities, please check out aFilmUnfinished.com.