Canada | 1999 | 13 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 00661
"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
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)