TJFF: Captured

Dir. Arnoud Holleman and Batya Wolff, Netherlands, 2022, 63 min
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Filmmakers Arnoud Holleman and Batya Wolff show how photography and film are intertwined with the trauma of the Holocaust in Batya’s family. For 75 years Max Wolff has captured pre- and post-war Jewish life on film as a way to cope with his own trauma. Captured chronicles Batya’s reviewing the image archive, hoping the nearly 100,000 photographs can help her process the past and provide a new clarity in the lives of her and her two sisters. The film is an evocative exploration of memory and family dynamics that often plague children of Holocaust survivors.