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Family Secrets: Using archives to tell the story of a Holocaust survivor

Nelly & Nadine
Friday, April 21, 2023, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Magnus Gertten is an award-winning director from Malmö, Sweden. Among his latest docs are the investigating of an archive film reel in Every Face Has a Name (2015), the football doc Becoming Zlatan (2016), the human rights doc Only the Devil Lives without Hope (2020) and the love story of Nelly & Nadine, which premiered at Berlinale in 2022. Nelly & Nadine has so far been screened at more than 100 international film festivals and won 22 awards. Magnus Gertten’s documentaries are character-driven, often made in an intimate style and with a powerful emotional narrative. He has a strong passion for human stories, music and modern history. In many of his films Magnus has been working with archive footage.

At the masterclass, Magnus Gertten will discuss the research and making of Nelly & Nadine and his earlier films that involve the use of family archives, newsreels and survivor’s testimonies.