Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Son of Saul

  • Mon 31 Jan 22

    18:15 - 21:00

  • Colchester Campus

    CINE 10 or Online

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Holocaust Memorial Week

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Son of Saul
  • 6.15pm: Film screening of Son of Saul (100 minutes)
  • 8.15pm - 9.00pm: Panel Discussion 

Film screening of Son of Saul 

Watch via Box of Broadcasts at any time (University of Essex staff and students only) or join us for our in-person screening in Cine 10.  

 Oscar-winning drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, a unit of death camp prisoners forced to work for the Germans as they exterminate their fellow prisoners. One day Saul sees the body of a young child who he believes to be his own son, and he becomes obsessed with rescuing it from suffering the fate of the other murdered prisoners. 

If you’d like to find out more about the film in advance, why not take a look at some reviews or watch the short interview with the Film’s Director - László Nemes. 

Content warning: antisemitism, verbal abuse, physical violence, nudity, death.

If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed during our Holocaust Memorial Week programme and would like to speak to someone, if you are a University of Essex student, please contact the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service (SWIS) who provide a professional and proactive guidance service for students within a healthy and inclusiveenvironment in order to support our students to fulfil their potential.

Counselling and support services are also available for staff. Call our employee assistance helpline on 0800 358 48 58 or see our website for more information.

Jewish Care –their friendly, trained volunteers will listen to your worries or concerns. This free service is confidential, anonymous, non-advisory and without judgement. Telephone 0800 652 9249 or 020 3096 2875.

Panel discussion following Son of Saul  

  • Online, 8.15pm - 9.00pm 

Join Dr Andrew Fagan, Director of the Human Rights Centre and Co-chair of the Holocaust Memorial Week Organising Committee, Professor Carla Ferstman from the School of Law, and Professor Liz Kuti from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies for an online panel discussion following the screening of ‘Son of Saul’. Please register in advance to attend the panel discussion.

Find out about other University of Essex Holocaust Memorial Week Events.


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