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Controversial Issues in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking: Ich Bin Enric...
Thu 21 April 2016, 16:00 – 18:00 BST
The School of the Arts Presents
Controversial Memories in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking: Ich Bin Enric Marco (Santiago Fillol and Lucas Vermal, 2009, Spain), followed by Skype conversation with Fillol
Ich bin Enric Marco follows the case of Enric Marco, the former president of the main association of Holocaust survivors in Spain, who in 2005 became infamous when it was discovered that he wasn’t the person he claimed he was, namely prisoner 6448 in the German camp of Flossenbürg. Using his skills as a storyteller Marco had invented a past of victimhood for himself and managed to convince everyone of his lies.
Spanish writer Javier Cercas, whose latest novel, El impostor (2014, The Impostor), is also based on this case, has praised what he sees as the film’s modesty, since it does not claim to cover all the complexities of the case, and the way it shows the true events in Marco’s life before arriving at his lies. Cercas concludes with an invitation: ‘Marco is a fascinating character. This film is fascinating. Go and watch it’.
This screening is part of a series: Controversial Memories in Contemporary Documentary Filmmaking. Please check eventbrite for further events.
Free entry, all are welcome.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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School of the Arts, 1st Floor Library - The University of Liverpool
19 Abercromby Square