MISS HOLOCAUST

Haifa is about to witness probably the most peculiar beauty competition. Women who are the Holocaust survivors and live in Israel are preparing for a show to the rhythm of a Bee Gees’ disco song from the musical “Staying Alive” (1983). Each of the women has her own motivation and explanation for her participation in the competition: for some, it is a way of dealing with the trauma, for others, an unique form of propagating the memory of war crimes, especially among the youth.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland, Germany
RUNNING TIME:
22'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Irena Siedlar, Michalina Musielak
SCRIPT:
Monika Dembińska, Michalina Musielak
DOP:
Beata Rakoczy
EDITOR:
Irena Siedlar
SOUND:
Anna Rok
PRODUCTION:
FURIA FILM

Irena Siedlar »

Film editor of documentaries, feature programmes, programmes, shows and TV performances, film studies and commercials. She earned her degree in Image and Sound Editing from the Directing Faculty at the Film School in Łódź. For many years, she has cultivated her passion for film. In her work, she uses her excellent visual sensitivity, narrative instinct and analytical skills. Throughout her professional career, she collaborated with many experienced directors.

Michalina Musielak »

Film director. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under the tutelage of Mirosław Bałka. Currently, she is studying Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität in Berlin. She is interested in the complex issue of Polish and Jewish relations. In cooperation with the POLIN Museum of History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, she made a film about Poles living in Israel, then, in cooperation with DOC and Remapping Europe, she made a film about Jews living in Poland.
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