Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
Few events in recent history have been as difficult to depict faithfully in film as the Holocaust. This film explores Hollywood's approach to the Nazis greatest atrocity, beginning with its initial pre-war reluctance to alienate the lucrative German market. Gene Hackman guides us through World War II and onto the reaction to Nazi horrors. Challenged with such immense tragedy, Hollywood grew from trying to keep it in the abstract to attempting to depict it head-on.