Claude Lanzmann on Shoah

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jun 25, 2013

For our new release of Shoah, director Claude Lanzmann sat down with critic Serge Toubiana to talk about his philosophy and approach in making the formidable investigation into the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II. One of the ideas he touches on in this wide-ranging discussion, as seen in the excerpt below, is his insistence that the nine-hour film contain no archival footage.