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Using archive film in documentaries

Catherine Bernstein  talked to Ontente about the use of archive footage in documentary film, following the screening of her film Death of a Hatmaker at the East Doc Platform in Prague.

Catherine Bernstein
Catherine directed her first short film in 1996, Zohra à la Plage, followed by Pour la Vie. She then filmed three documentaries in Germany based on the theme of German guilt: Oma, Les Raisins Verts (Jean Lodz Scam 2000 Award) and Les Absentes. Murder of a Hatmaker, made in 2006, dealt with the plundering of the Jews by the Vichy government, winning awards worldwide.

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