Restitution: Art and Memory
Restitution: Art and Memory focuses on the theft of art in Europe during World War Two and the ongoing efforts to reclaim it. It will tell the story of how governments and private institutions tried to prevent the return of lost legacies.
About the Filmmakers
JOHN S. FRIEDMAN, PRODUCER
Producer John S. Friedman was the lead producer on Marcel Ophuls’s Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, which received the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1989 and the 1988 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It has been shown in theaters in the United States, exhibited in numerous festivals, and shown theatrically or broadcast on TV in over fifty countries.
Among other films, he co-directed and co-produced Stealing the Fire which was selected by the International Documentary Association (IDA) as a finalist for the best documentary of 2002.
Every film Friedman has produced has been completed, shown in theaters and on TV, and received awards.
HUGO MACGREGOR, DIRECTOR
Director Hugo Macgregor is an award-winning producer, director and series producer with a proven track record in feature documentaries, history and at the arts. He has been shortlisted s for a BAFTA award and nominated numerous times for prestigious Grierson, RTS, Emmy and Broadcast Awards. He directed the documentary series What Makes a Masterpiece? (for Channel 4 in the UK); directed an episode of Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews (“Over the Rainbow” - BBC/PBS); and directed the ground-breaking 4-part series for BBC/Netflix The Ascent of Woman. He has recently completed a feature-length film on the life and legacy of Confucius for international cinema release and is currently making a 90-minute feature for BBC on the Royal Ballet in London.
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