Reporting on the Times: the New York Times and the Holocaust

Reporting on the Times: the New York Times and the Holocaust


Director: Emily L. Harrold
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Running Time: 18 minutes
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2014

Synopsis

Inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book  Buried by the Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II. It also explores why The Times, a Jewish-owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, journalists, and American citizens who lived through World War II, Reporting on the Times encourages audiences to reevaluate America’s place as The Great Liberator and to recognize the power of the press in creating change.

Screening History & Awards

Tribeca Film Festival — WINNER! Student Visionary Award – Special Jury Mention

Nashville Film Festival

Palm Springs ShortsFest

Telluride Film Festival

Cleveland Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival

DCFF Screening Information

Part of the Based on a True Story  shorts grouping

Friday, August 1st, at 6:45pm