In the fall of 1941, German troops, assisted by the Nazi-directed Ukrainian Police and with little resistance from the local population, shot dead 33,771 Jewish people in the Babi Yar ravine in northwest Kiev. In his latest nonfiction masterwork, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (State Funeral, Donbass, Maidan) uses meticulously restored and brilliantly assembled archival footage and evocative sound design to investigate the horrifying historical episode, bringing the past into a palpable present. Winner of a Special Mention at this year’s Cannes, Babi Yar. Context chronicles with enthralling and extraordinary detail the frightening ease with which a people and a place can fall under totalitarian control.
Screenings & Events
Sun, Oct 17 @ 12:15pm CDT
at AMC River East, Screen 7This event has passed.
Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin
Mon, Oct 18 @ 12:00pm CDT
Livestream Q&A with director Sergei Loznitsa.
- Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
- Sergei Loznitsa
- Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis, Tomasz Wolski
- ATOMS & VOID, Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
Cynthia Stone Raskin