A Film Unfinished (2010)
After World War II, reels from the unreleased propaganda film Ghetto were discovered in East German vaults. The footage showed the good life of Jewish urbanites in a Warsaw ghetto and it became an important record that researchers and historians used for decades thereafter.
But in 1998, another reel was discovered that exposed the film’s fictionalization. A Film Unfinished interviews surviving members and presents inconsistencies between the reels, challenging notions of historical truths produced by documentary footage and raising a light to how documentaries not only provide a point of view of a past time but also how time braids with the living record.