The Eichmann Show - an Evening with Laurence Bowen

    Friday 18th March 2016, from 6:00 pm

    Institute of Group Analysis
    1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY


    We are back with another Join-the-Debate@IGA and this time we will be joined by producer Laurence Bowen in the screening of the documentary The Eichmann Show. See extract from BBC below.


    "The behind-the-scenes true life story of groundbreaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of six million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how Eichmann's trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.

    Filmed at the trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the production became the world's first ever global TV documentary series, where, for the first time, the horror of the camps was heard directly from the mouths of its victims. It was edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries. People fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before had there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content."


    Laurence Bowen will start the evening with a short presentation before moving on to the screening (1hr 30min).


    After the screening there will be time for a Q&A with Laurence Bowen and a debate on the central questions of the documentary, one of them being: Was Adolf Eichmann just following orders or did he have a wider responsibility for his actions? And if so, are we all capable of such evil?


    Please join us for what will be an interesting presentation/debate on the Nazis and the lessons to be learnt about the dimensions to our humanity, or lack thereof.  


    Ticket prices:


    IGA Members/Students   £10

    Public                             £15

    Please note that light refreshments (wine and cheese) are included in the ticket price.


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