Dir. Arnoud Holleman and Batya Wolff, Netherlands, 2022, 63 min
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.