Watch “Colette,” the Oscar-Winning Short Documentary (2021)

Thanks to The Guardian, you can now watch online “Colette,” the film that recent­ly won the Acad­e­my Award in the cat­e­go­ry of best doc­u­men­tary short. The British news­pa­per sets the stage as fol­lows:

90-year-old Colette Marin-Cather­ine con­fronts her past by vis­it­ing the Ger­man con­cen­tra­tion camp Mit­tel­bau-Dora where her broth­er was killed. As a young girl, she fought Hitler’s Nazis as a mem­ber of the French Resis­tance. For 74 years, she has refused to step foot in Ger­many, but that changes when a young his­to­ry stu­dent named Lucie enters her life. Pre­pared to re-open old wounds and revis­it the ter­rors of that time, Marin-Cather­ine offers impor­tant lessons for us all.

In a sep­a­rate inter­view, film­mak­ers Antho­ny Giacchi­no and Alice Doyard “explain how they found out about the sto­ry of Colette and why they decid­ed to make a doc­u­men­tary about her.”

“Colette” will be added to our list of online doc­u­men­taries, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

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