A Toronto-based filmmaker, Elida Schogt has an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York. Her deeply personal film trilogy on Holocaust memory - Zyklon Portrait (1999), The Walnut Tree (2000) and Silent Song (2001) - has been seen around the globe, garnering numerous awards (most notably the Grand Prize at the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary & Short Film and special mention by the FIPRESCI jury at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam). In 2004, she produced her first mid-length film, 'ZERO the inside story.' Elida has been particularly interested in working with a combination of documentary, essay and narrative elements to reveal relationships between personal memory, consciousness and history. She is also a PhD Candidate at New York University. (8/14)
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...