Treblinka

Portugal, 2016, 61 min.

Director

Sérgio Tréfaut

Producer

Catarina Almeida,
Sérgio Tréfaut

Scenario

Sérgio Tréfaut

Rights Holder

IndieLisboa – Cultural Association

DOP

João Ribeiro

Production

Faux

Present, past and future merge in the coaches of a train that crosses Eastern Europe in the 21st century, through Poland, Russia, Ukraine. The slogan of the postwar “Never Again” now sounds like a fairy tale. Everything is happening now. Everywhere. TREBLINKA is a film essay based on the book “Treblinka: a  survivor’s memory” by Chil Rajchman, a Polish Jew who was arrested with his younger sister in 1942 and sent to Treblinka, a death camp where more than 750,000 were murdered before it was abandoned by German soldiers.

HONORS
2016 IndieLisboa International Independent FF (Portugal) – Best Portuguese Feature Film
2017 CinEuphoria Awards (Portugal) – Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Freedom of Expression Honorary Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Sérgio Tréfaut

Born in 1965 in Brazil. After a Master in Philosophy at the Paris-Sorbonne University, he started to work in Lisbon. Eventually he became a producer and a film director. His documentaries were internationally awarded and screened in more than 40 countries. Most of them such as ANOTHER COUNTRY (1999), FLEURETTE (2002), LISBONERS (2005), THE CITY OF THE DEAD (2009), ALENTEJO, ALENTEJO (2014) had a theatrical release.

Selected filmography

2016 Treblinka

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