LIGHT IN THE DARK uncovers the late William Lubtchansky’s hidden legacy as a cinematographer on the groundbreaking Holocaust documentary “Shoah”, as his niece explores his influence on film in France and their family’s concealed Jewish heritage

Behind the lens of the groundbreaking Holocaust film Shoah (1985) lies the untold influence of French cinematographer William Lubtchansky. His niece Gabrielle embarks on a journey through family archives, intimate interviews, and poignant memories, revealing William’s impact on cinema in postwar France. As she peels back the layers, a deeper truth becomes clear—the Holocaust’s silent echo within their family. LIGHT IN THE DARK weaves together the past and present of the Lubtchansky family, illuminating the transmission of filmmaking through generations and its transformational role in shaping their concealed Jewish heritage.

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