Holocaust Cinema as Depicted by Film Advisory Boards in Five English Speaking Countries


  • Alon Lazar Program for education, society and culture, College for Academic Studies
  • Tal Litvak Hirsch Conflict Resolution Program, Ben Gurion University of the Negev




Motion Pictures, Holocaust, Film Advisory Boards


Holocaust cinema is important constituent in conveying the events of the Holocaust and its aftermath within present day culture. Recommendations by film advisory boards can encourage or deject exposure to Holocaust cinema. Age-classifications and their justifications of Holocaust movies produced between 1993 and 2015, by film advisory boards in five English speaking countries, were investigated. Differences in age classifications, and similarity in depicting Holocaust movies as mainly heavy with violence, sex, profanity and mature contents, were noted. In order to capture more fully the complexities marking Holocaust cinema, expansion of the vocabulary used by these boards is needed.


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How to Cite

Lazar, A., & Litvak Hirsch, T. (2018). Holocaust Cinema as Depicted by Film Advisory Boards in Five English Speaking Countries. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 6(2), 88–111. https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2017.171