Canada | 1999 | 13 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 00661
Elida Schogt's moving portrait of her family's experience during the Holocaust. Available only as part of Elida Schogt Trilogy.
Barbara Goslawski, Take One: Film & Television in Canada
"Visually stunning and beautifully crafted, "Zyklon Portrait" demonstrates that the process of remembering and filmmaking are themselves rites and passages."
"Through the juxtaposition of scientific, personal and poetic images, this film achieves a rare level of accomplishment, distilling the Holocaust experience in a fresh and meaningful way."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Special Mention
- Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films New York Exposition of Short Film & Video, Best Debut Prize, Documentary Brisbane International Film Festival Boston Jewish Film Festival
- New York Exposition of Short Film & Video, Best Debut Prize, Documentary
- Brisbane International Film Festival
Elida Schogt is a Toronto-based filmmaker and media artist whose work mines personal experience, challenges story-telling conventions and questions power systems.
Best known for her innovative visual treatment of the collapse of representation in Zyklon Portrait, her internationally-acclaimed short documentary on Holocaust memory, her films have screened at festivals around the world.
She holds an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research, New York and a practice-based PhD in Visual Arts from York University, Toronto. She is currently working on a memoir. (07/19)