MOCA Moving Images: Night and Fog
Mar 9, 2022
Starting: 7:00 PM
For the March installment of it’s monthly film series, MOCA will be screening Alain Resnais’ 1956 short film Night and Fog, a powerful documentary reflecting on the horrors of the Holocaust. In the film, Resnais juxtaposes present-day color images capturing the desolation of the former death camps with black and white period footage of the Holocaust. The film explores the human capacity for violence and suggests that the camps are not only a historical occurrence but a potentially recurring existential crisis.
After the film, there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Terrence Peterson, Assistant Professor of History at FIU and Dr. Oren Stier, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Holocaust Studies Initiative. The panelists will discuss the historical questions raised in the film and consider universal questions about justice and humanity.