Three Minutes: A Lengthening12A

Directed by Bianca Stigter | Netherlands | 2022 | 1h 9m

Nasielsk is a small village some 30 miles north of Warsaw. In 1938, when the three-minute piece of footage at the heart of this film was shot, it had a population of 7,000, with almost half being Jewish. The film, once a snippet capturing everyday life, has become a record of a world that irrevocably changed during the Second World War. A compelling documentary that attempts to identify those who appear in the film and explore the human stories hidden within the celluloid.


‘This arresting film is about a vivid process of reconstruction, or recontextualisation…This is a gripping historical investigation.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘It provides a vital memorial to the people whose lives have been lost to time, revealing the significance of preserving film as much as preserving history.’
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

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We showed Three Minutes: A Lengthening between December 30, 2022 and January 5, 2023.

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