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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

Last Folio

Last Folio

Katya Krausova
Roger Graef

Yuri Dojc returned to his family’s home in eastern Slovakia to find that time had stood still since the day in 1942 when three-quarters of the Jewish population were transported to the camps. His hauntingly beautiful photographs of remnants of a dynamic culture − abandoned synagogues, a Jewish school, decaying books – powerfully evoke this. Katya Krausova, co-founder of Portobello Pictures and co-creator of Last Folio, presents this unique project, which includes extracts of filmed interviews with survivors. She is in conversation with documentary-maker Roger Graef.
 
Katya Krausova is a Czechoslovakian-born independent television producer and director, who arrived in Britain following the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, completing her studies at the LSE and Oxford University. Her documentaries include a number of award-winning Panorama investigations and she is co-founder of Portobello Pictures, creators of the Academy Award-winning film Kolya
 
Roger Graef is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author. He was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2004 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. He was a founding board member of Channel 4 and a board member of the BFI and the ICA.

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Last Folio

Katya Krausova

Roger Graef

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