Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

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Selection of films (synoptical view of the films by subject) back    

War

Diary from Rivesaltes 1941-1942

1997. S-16/35mm, Beta/VHS, colour, 77 min.

From August to October 1942, over 2250 Jews were deported from the internment camp of Rivesaltes to Auschwitz by way of Drancy. Among them were 110 children. Friedel Bohny-Reiter, a nurse with the Swiss Aid to Children, worked in this camp in the South of France. Like many others in the formerly unoccupied zone, it was run by the French. Once a military camp, it had been converted in 1941 into a … [to the detail page]

Letters from Stalingrad

1972. 16mm, Beta, VHS, b/w, 30 min.

An illustration of letters written by German soldiers to their families from Stalingrad, on the eve of defeat. Censors at headquarters found them too pessimistic and they were never distributed. Some of them, found after the war, were published. Here, the images are taken from films from both German and Russian film archives as well as photos from Signal (the German propaganda magazine … [to the detail page]

The Way Over

1987. 16mm, Beta, VHS, colour, 37 min.

After German troops occupied the whole French territory in November 1942, refugee children were hunted down in the former “free” zone, among them those at the Chateau de Hille, under the protection of the Swiss Red Cross. When French police came to arrest and took away all of her protégés over the age of 15, the head of the little colony decided to save them. The determined woman managed to … [to the detail page]

The Crossing

1986. 16mm, colour, 34 min.

War, for many, may also be the complete disruption of all one had taken for granted (family, social, or professional situation ; even one’s nationality..) “After” will never be the same as “before”. This is what happened to the four women who tell their stories here. Four different destinies. That of the Polish aristocrat who now works as a night nurse in Swiss clinics. That of the young … [to the detail page]

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