This is a must see. It’s a short, intense story with a lot of heart and heartbreak.
As we get further away from WW2, there are fewer survivors to tell the first hand accounts of the war. Hearing Colette talking about her family and visiting the concentration camp her brother died in moves you in a way history books can not. It shows humanity, love and sorrow which is so vital to keeping the history alive. Colette has the most charming, french, personality. A beautiful person and the way she speaks and uses language adds so much to the film.
Colette is a 24-minute short documentary directed by Anthony Giacchino and produced by Alice Doyard. The film follows former French Resistance member Colette Marin-Catherine as she travels to Germany for the first time in 74 years. Her visit is inspired by a young history student who enters her life and convinces her to visit the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp where her brother died at the hands of the Nazis.
It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 93rd Academy Awards.