The documentary looks at silent films shot by Eva Braun at the Berghof of the private life of Adolf Hitler and the attempts to create the soundtrack to these films using computer lip reading technology developed by deaf speech recognition expert Frank Hubner.
The results are impressive and this is truely a facinating documentary, except for the crass references to the Holocaust which have nothing to do with the subject of the documentary.
A piece of film is shown of Himmler talking rather cordially with Heydrich and Wolf where we hear, with the aid of the computer lip reading technology, Himmler say the following:
Lass mich das sehen...Ich kam heute...Dies ist so typisch für ihn...Ich bin sehr beschäftigt, dieses Projekt, jedes Projekt...
Let me see that...I came today...This is so typical for him...I am very busy, this project, that project...
All rather mundane right? Well it's at this point that the film maker decides to tell us exactly what project Himmler is refering to...the final solution and the extermination of the jews of course! So we focus in on the word 'project', give it our own interpreted meaning and hey presto, we have more evidence of the greatest crime in the history of mankind!
I really think this would have been a great documentary if they could have spared us the attempts to weave the Holocaust into the films shot at the Berghof. If anything these films are evidence that these weren't bloodthirsty monsters hell bent on commiting genocide, they look and interact just like normal people.
The link to the video is below.
I would be interested to get peoples' opinions on this documentary.