How I Learned to Love my Accountant and Fight With my Lawyer
May 4, 2014 from 12:00–1:30 PM

  • 16 Photographs At Ohrdruf

    16 Photographs At Ohrdruf

  • Photo by Steven Senne/Associated Press

    Photo by Steven Senne/Associated Press

Looking back on what it took to make his award-winning documentary, Matthew Nash talks about how his work as a performance artist and documentary filmmaker. Once he started looking into his grandfather’s role in the Holocaust as a liberator of a concentration camp, he started exploring the role of photography in how we preserve our memories. He started telling the stories we are afraid to share.

Nash’s presentation will delve into: the problems of photography as memory; the financial implications of DIY filmmaking; crowd-funding for better and worse; film festivals, lawyers and accountants; and learning to move on to the next project.

The Film

16 Photographs At Ohrdruf
With only a small stack of his grandfather’s photos for guidance, filmmaker Matthew Nash tries to understand a family secret that began on April 4, 1945. His search reveals the horror of the first concentration camp found by the Allies and the amazing story of the soldiers who uncovered the Holocaust.

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Matthew Nash
Matthew Nash

Matthew Nash is an Associate Professor and the coordinator of the Digital Filmmaking program at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. Nash is half of the artist collaborative Harvey Loves Harvey, who are currently represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston and have exhibited in numerous venues since 1992. Nash is the Publisher Emeritus of the art magazine Big RED & Shiny. In 2012 he completed work on his feature-length Holocaust documentary “Sixteen Photographs At Ohrdruf” which has won several film festival awards since its release in April 2013.