Please join the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies on Sunday, 13 November, 2022, for a virtual screening of the film, "Speer Goes to Hollywood". After registering, the film link and password will be sent to you 48 hours before the screening.
Following the film screening will be a live discussion with the Director and Producers of the film via zoom on Tuesday, 15 November, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET.
About the Film:
Albert Speer is an enigma. The highest-ranking Nazi in Nuremberg to be spared the death sentence, Speer was one of Hitler’s closest confidants and his chief architect, tasked with rebuilding Berlin as the capital of a global empire. As Reichsminister of Munitions, Speer was responsible for 12 million slave laborers. And yet, even now, he has the reputation of being “the good Nazi” – a myth he carefully constructed himself. “Speer Goes to Hollywood” meets its protagonist in 1971, while Speer was working on a screenplay for Paramount Pictures, based on his bestselling wartime memoir “Inside the Third Reich”. Based on months of audio cassettes, recorded by screenwriter Andrew Birkin, it features Speer’s callous attempt to whitewash his past in a feature film. The audio narrative is supplemented by rare archival footage, taken before and during World War II and later, during Speer’s retirement as a semi-reclusive country gentleman.
Running time: 98 minutes
Languages: English, German, French
Director: Vanessa Lapa
Producers: Vanessa Lapa and Tomer Eliav