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Night Will Fall (2014)

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Night Will Fall is a 2014 documentary directed by André Singer chronicling the making of the British Ministry of Information film German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945).

In September 2014, Singer was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 Front Row programme:

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In his review in The Observer, film critic Mark Kermode noted that, "This impressively sober, thoughtful documentary serves as a contextualising companion piece, juxtaposing horrifying raw footage with interviews with those who first viewed these appalling, devastating images."[1]

Reviewed in The Telegraph, Anna Smith described it as "Devastating, horrifying [...] They’re scenes that we've seen glimpses of before in documentaries, but rarely to this extent. Haunted, concave faces stare out at the soldiers, hardly able to comprehend potential liberation. Hundreds of skeletal bodies are flung onto piles. Warehouses are piled high with bi-products of genocide, including sacks of human hair. And as the narration notes, what could be more haunting an object than the toy of a slaughtered child?"[2]

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  1. The Observer: Night Will Fall (21/Sep/2014)
  2. The Telegraph: Night Will Fall