Three Minutes: A Lengthening

New York Times Critics' Pick
72 mins.
Directed by Bianca Stigter
English, Polish, German and Yiddish

So long as we are watching history, history is not over.

Three minutes of footage, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust.

Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid.

“THREE MINUTES is more than a documentary about the Holocaust—it is an investigative drama, a meditation on the ethics of moving images and a ghost story about people who might be forgotten should we take those images for granted.” Beatrice Loayza. A New York Times Critic's Pick!