Elida Schogt uses conceptual premises, formally experimental techniques and poetic visual language. Whether installation or film, the work explores the theme of memory; uses scientific or historical inquiry as a tool for seeking truth; and, ultimately relies on metaphor to distill complex human processes into clear and coherent forms. Elida has an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York.
Elida's deeply personal trilogy of short documentaries on Holocaust memory: ZYKLON PORTRAIT (1999), THE WALNUT TREE (2000) and SILENT SONG (2001) have been screened around the globe, garnering numerous awards - most notably for the début film: The Grand Prize at the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary & Short Film and Special Mention for Best Independent Canadian Film of Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival. (09/09)
Elida Schogt Trilogy
Films by Elida Schogt, 30 min., 4 in series, Color
Elida Schogt’s deeply personal trilogy of short documentaries on Holocaust memory: ZYKLON PORTRAIT (1999), THE WALNUT TREE (2000) and SILENT SONG (200...
A film by Elida Schogt, 2001, 6 min.
“In SILENT SONG Schogt deftly conjures an elaborate dialogue around issues of memory in its various forms - personal, historical, filmic… [her] rich a...
The Walnut Tree
A film by Elida Schogt, 2000, 11 min., Color
Through a striking combination of documentary and experimental approaches, THE WALNUT TREE examines Holocaust memory, the family, and the role of phot...
A film by Elida Schogt, 1999, 13 min., Color
A Holocaust film without Holocaust imagery, ZYKLON PORTRAIT combines archival instructional films with family snapshots, home movies, underwater photo...