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Hitler (Revisited)

by Clive Holden
Canada / 12:47 / 2004
sound / colour

“In 1996, my 16mm film ‘Hitler!’ screened at the London International Film Festival, not far from where its subject, my brother, was born. In this way, Niall Holden, who has been institutionalized for over 25 years, has travelled around the world.

“This is the final film in a trilogy about my relationship with my severely schizophrenic brother. ‘Hitler! (Revisited)’ is a partly hands-on, partly digital, ‘re-mix’ of the earlier film. With the assistance of film-maker Sol Nagler, I literally deconstructed a print of the earlier film, separating it back into individual shots, which we then put through a variety of physical stresses and tortures. While we did so, So l asked me questions about my family, and we discussed filmmaking, his own family history in the Warsaw Ghetto, Hitler, and the war. I wrote the work’s text, and digitally re-edited the new images with a soundtrack from sound artist Steve Bates, in response to this initial process.”

Exhibition Formats

  • 35mm
  • Beta SP NTSC


  • art and artists
  • autobiography
  • film studies
  • found footage
  • hand-processed
  • literary/theatre
  • media studies
  • music
  • psychology/mental health


  • documentary
  • experimental
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