Film Screening: In The Monument
Documentary | 52 minutes | 2013 | Directed by Boris Ivanov
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (Jewish Museums in Berlin, Copenhagen, San Francisco), prolific scholar James E. Young (The Texture of Memory, Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust), museum designer Ralph Appelbaum (US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights), visual artist Esther Shalev-Gerz (Hamburg-Harburg Monument Against Fascism) and many other knowledgeable artists, designers, and educators share their thoughts on the history and the future of Holocaust memorialization. Presenting the last stage of the design competition for the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada and six shortlisted proposals, we get behind the scenes of what it’s like to represent the Holocaust with art and design.
IN THE MONUMENT examines the evolution of Holocaust inspired monument building in the last 70 years. With the help of world famous artists, scholars, architects we get to explore how to make monuments last or is the timelessness just an illusion. Monuments, just like other pieces of public art, need to evolve and be ready for change. What makes one monument speak for centuries and others disappear without a trace?
Biography of Director: Boris Ivanov
Boris Ivanov has spent the last 15 years on film sets. From big budget features to documentaries, from TV series to commercials Boris has done it all - starting with two people doc team to managing a crew of sixty, from arranging a shoot in Greenland to directing drama in his back yard. A child actor in his youth, Boris fell in love with the bright lights at a very young age. Winner of film festival awards, Boris has produced, directed, production managed and coordinated a variety of film projects. Always financially minded and in tune with the developing technologies Boris has been an asset to many productions. What sets Boris apart is his ability to combine a producer's mindset with a director's creative ambition. In the current financial turmoil Boris understands the importance of on-time and on-budget. Member of the Directors Guild of Canada Boris is not afraid to get his hands dirty and does not shy away from any challenge.