This short film by Lukasz Konopa documents everyday life in Auschwitz, which now functions as a museum of history. It shows the grounds being maintained for the incoming tourist while on the inside, some of the displays are vacuumed such as the hundreds of shoes left behind which I think is really powerful. Konopa didn't use any background music or narration but instead let the scenes speak for themselves. It seems a little weird to see young people smiling and taking photo ops as I think it should be treated with the same reverence as being in a cemetery but I'm not one to judge. I will be visiting there in a few days and hopefully film the entire experience for a future post.
Lukasz Konopa is a Polish filmmaker currently living in Israel. His films have played at numerous festivals such as Hot Docs, Clermont-Ferrand, and SXSW.