Night and Fog     Alain Resnais   1955

 

 

--production circumstances

          --commissioned to document the state of concentration camp sites ten years after the war

 

          --shot largely on location (for “present-day” footage)

 

--key ideas, concerns

          --memory; time

          --personal and cultural memory

          --process of creating and using documents

 

-- strategies as a documentary

         

 

--how does compare to other films?  How is this a different kind of documentary “voice”?