11-03-2016

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Every Face Has a Name by Magnus Gertten Every Face Has a Name by Magnus Gertten

On 28 April 1945, a unique cinematic report was shot about the arrival of prisoners freed from the German concentration camps to the refugee camp in Malmö.

These emotionally strong pieces of archive footage caught the eye of the experienced Swedish filmmaker Magnus Gertten to such an extent that he decided to use them in two of his films already. In the documentary Every Face Has a Name (2015), which was supported by the Institute of Documentary Film and which can be seen within this year's One World IHRDFF programme, the director decided to add names and individual stories to the faces from the archive footage.

Click HERE to read the interview with Magnus Gertten.