Filmmakers for the Prosecution (2023)
Director: Jean-Christophe Klotz Run Time: 60 min. Rating: NR
Country: France, United States
Language: English, French
About the film:
Adapted from a monograph by Sandra Schulberg, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the hunt by brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg for film evidence used to convict the Nazis at the first Nuremberg trial.
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 later, Jean-Christophe Klotz uncovers never-before-seen footage and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial was intentionally suppressed by the U.S. government.
About the filmmaker:
Jean-Christophe Klotz is a French journalist and director. He worked as a war correspondent in Rwanda documenting the genocide and its aftermath in three films, Kigali, des images contre un massacre (2006), Lignes de front (2009) and Retour a Kigali (2019). He also makes films about American society and culture, notably The Routes of Terror (2011) about 9/11 and John Ford, The Man Who Invented America (2018). He directed a portrait of “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis called Tueur, trader et psychopathe – L’Amérique de Bret Easton Ellis (2021). His latest film is the documentary Filmmakers for the Prosecution (2023) retracing the hunt for film evidence used to convict the Nazis at the first Nuremberg trial.See our upcoming films