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A child in a snowsuit lays down on a snowy hill surrouded by people going up and down with sleds.

Occupied City

  Steve McQueen

  The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States     262 minutes


The past collides with our precarious present in Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary Occupied City. From the streets of Amsterdam, McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest, and a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.

 Dutch, English with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Floor Onrust, Steve McQueen, Anna Smith-Tenser, Bianca Stigter
  •   Bianca Stigter
  •   Xander Nijsten, Steve McQueen
  •   Lennert Hillege N.S.C.
  •   Oliver Coates


Film Supporters

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation