New Film: ‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’

The International March of the Living is proud to be a sponsor of various virtual and in-person film screenings and LIVE Q&A with Bianca Stigter, Director of the new, award-winning documentary about the Holocaust ‘Three Minutes – A Lengthening’. On Monday, August 15, 2022, we hosted an interview with Bianca on Zoom, in advance of the film’s premiere on August 19th. The program was moderated by Jon Kean. Click on the video player to watch the recording. For information about all upcoming theatrical cities, please visit www.threeminutesfilm.com.

Three minutes of home movie footage, mostly in color, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only known moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland, before the Holocaust. Those precious minutes are examined in intricate detail to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. Tracing the story of those three minutes begins with the journey of Glenn Kurtz to discover more about his grandfather’s film, ultimately leading to identifying people and places otherwise erased from history, and helping to connect a Holocaust Survivor with his lost childhood. Co-Produced by Steve McQueen (Director, 12 Years a Slave. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

The original footage was restored and archived at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum – Three Minutes Archival Film Footage.

World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival followed by Telluride, Toronto and Sundance. Winner of the 2022 DocAviv inaugural Yad Vashem Award, the Brussels International Film Festival European Young Jury Award and a Special Mention, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Jury Award for Best Doc, and Virgin Dublin International Film Festival Award for Best Doc. Follow the film on Facebook here.

For questions about the film, please email Tamar Simon at Mean Streets Management or 917-670-6824.