Prof. Marek Haltof – Lecture and Book SigningDuring World War II, Poland lost more than six million people, including three million Polish Jews who perished in the ghettos and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany on occupied Polish territories. This book is the first to address the representation of the Holocaust in Polish film, and does so through a detailed treatment of several films, which the author frames in relation to the political, ideological, and cultural contexts of the times in which they were created.
Professor Marek Haltof joined the faculty of Northern Michigan University in 2001. Since completing his doctoral dissertation in 1995, he has published several books in English and Polish on the cultural histories of Central European and Australian film. His most recent book is Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012). Prof. Haltof specializes in Central European Cinema, Australian Cinema; Film and Propaganda; Authorship and Art Cinema (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski).
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6 pm- 8 pm
Elmsley Hall, Charbonnel Lounge, 81 St. Mary St. Toronto
The Event is Free
Ekran – Toronto Polish Film Festival
The Consulate General of The Republic of Poland
University of Toronto – Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures