#Uploading_Holocaust

Digital Revolutionᶟ - The Millennials


by Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir

(Israele, Germania, Australia / 2016 / 73’)

Every year, around 30,000 Israeli teenagers go on a very special school trip, the ‘Journey to Poland’, which takes them, over seven days, to former concentration camps and Shoah memorial sites. They capture every moment of this experience with videos that they then upload to YouTube, creating a kind of kaleidoscope of memory and producing a live narrative of history that is also a reflection on the collective present. Composed by material collected for the project and edited into a surprising and intense account, this film presents the legacy of a disastrous tragedy and highlights concepts of identity and memory in the digital era, demonstrating how the ephemeral quality of images can become our strength, and reminding us that we are all survivors.