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Filmmakers for the Prosecution

Directed by Jean-Christophe Klotz

Release: 2022
Runtime: 58
Country: France, U.S.
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Producer: Sandra Schulberg

Adapted from Sandra Schulberg’s monograph, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the hunt for film evidence that could convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trial. The searchers were two sons of Hollywood – brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg – serving under the command of OSS film chief John Ford. The motion pictures they presented in the courtroom became part of the official record and shape our understanding of the Holocaust to this day. Seventy-five years after the trial, French journalist and filmmaker Jean-Christophe Klotz returns to the German salt mines where films lay burning, uncovers never-before-seen footage, and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial – Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today by Stuart Schulberg – was intentionally buried by the U.S. Department of War. Klotz’s riveting film also fills in the gaps of how these groundbreaking materials were sourced, and poses still-pertinent questions about documentarians’ obligations to posterity.

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Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
Stuart Schulberg, 1948, 78m

One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history,
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles,” laying the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity

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  • Color: Black & White and Color

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Venue City State Date
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington 1676782800February 19, 2023
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1674968400January 29, 2023
DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema New York 1674795600January 27 - February 12, 2023
Denver Film / Sie FilmCenter Denver 1674795600January 27 - January 28, 2023
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1675400400February 3 - February 9, 2023
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles 1675400400February 3 - January 10, 2023
Lumiere Cinema Los Angeles 1675400400February 3 - February 9, 2023