Wednesday 11 December
In this lunchtime lecture, filmmaker Peter Hegedus will talk about his own family history and his recently produced films to illustrate how he has attempted to find new ways to engage the younger generation on the topic of the Holocaust.
Peter’s grandmother was interned in Bergen Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp, during World War II. His recent films include EVA (2016), LILI (2018) and TO NEVER FORGET (2019). Bringing together his heritage and passion for telling stories through film, Peter joins the many scholars, artists, historians and filmmakers who continue to seek unique new ways to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.
Peter Hegedus is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith Film School and has been making films since the age of 17. His critically acclaimed films have won numerous awards around the world including an Academy shortlist in 2004. His documentaries have also been broadcast in many countries. Peter’s work is characterised by a commitment to social justice be they documentary or drama.