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Miss Holocaust

  • Poland
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Haifa is about to witness probably the most peculiar beauty competition. Women who are the Holocaust survivors and live in Israel are preparing for a show to the rhythm of a Bee Gees’ disco song from the musical Staying Alive (1983). Each of the women has her own motivation and explanation for her participation in the competition: for some, it is a way of dealing with the trauma, for others, an unique form of propagating the memory of war crimes, especially among the youth.


  • Original Title
    Miss Holocaust
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michalina Musielak
  • Cinematography
    Beata Rakoczy
  • Editing
    Irena Siedlar
  • Sound
    Anna Rok
  • Runtime
    22 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 33rd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2017
    • Berlinale,Germany, 2017
    • 21st Regard - Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada, 2017
    • Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2017
    • 32nd Cinema Jove - International Festival de Valencia, Spain, 2017
    • 13th Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy, 2017
    • 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017
    • GZDOC 2017, China, 2017
    • 16th Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland, 2018
  • Awards
    • 13th Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy, 2017 - Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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