Claude Lanzmann, Ziva Postec, and Yael Perlman editing SHOAH, 1983
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- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Re:Voir
"Visiting Yael at Work" Inside the cutting room, Yael Perlman, Ziva Postec, and Claude Lanzmann edit sequences for the film SHOAH. David Perlov narrates his visit to his daughter as Lanzmann describes his approach in French. The voice of interviewee Simon Srebnik in German can be heard in the background.
"Yael is working on Claude Lanzmann's film, SHOAH. It is a hard, almost unbearable confrontation for her. Like myself, Yael admires this man who had devoted already years to this project with untiring persistence, no compromise. His approach is dry, unemotional, like that of a legal prosecutor who needs no rhetoric, no artistic emphasis, he needs only documents.... I think, he wants to create a great document.... At night when we meet, Yael searches for words, unable to assimilate the images she saw during the day. I hear Claude Lanzmann and his credo in this film.... I leave them to their work with a sense of awe."
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