Tango of Slaves (1994)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Message Movie  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Directed and produced by Ilan Ziv in an effort to give his two daughters an accurate portrayal of the Holocaust and its effect on their family history, Tango of Slaves chronicles the journey of Ziv's father back to his former home in Warsaw. The journey itself was an exercise in the intertwining of history, memory, photographs, and dreams, but the artifacts unearthed after their arrival do not present the images that they had intended. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the material consists solely of leftover Nazi propaganda. In alternating between his father's story and their futile search for physical proof of it, the film raises an important issue concerning one generation's ability to accurately pass its history on to the next.

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history, Holocaust, journey, memory, photograph, propaganda