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BABI YAR. CONTEXT

by Sergei Loznitsa

synopsis

On September 29-30,1941, Sonderkommando 4a of the Einsatzgruppe C, assisted by two battalions of the Police Regiment South and Ukrainian Auxiliary Police, and without any resistance from the local population, shot dead in the Babi Yar ravine in the north-west of Kiev 33 771 Jews. The film reconstructs and visualises the historical context of this tragedy through archive footage documenting the German occupation of Ukraine and the subsequent decade. When memory turns into oblivion, when the past overshadows the future, it is the voice of cinema that articulates the truth.

international title: Babi Yar. Context
original title: Babi Yar. Context
country: Netherlands, Ukraine
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
film run: 120'
screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa
film editing: Sergei Loznitsa, Tomasz Wolski, Danielius Kokanauskis
producer: Maria Baker-Choustova, Sergei Loznitsa
production: Atoms & Void, Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (UA)
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