Ended on 10/15/2009
AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES -
2008 - USA - English - 70 minutes - Menemsha Films
Directed by: Hilary Helstein
Featuring: Maya Angelou, Simon Wiesenthal, Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, Tony Kushner
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As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds.
Features the inspiring stories and artwork of Simon Wiesenthal, the children of Theresienstadt and Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, the artist forced to paint Gypsy portraits for Dr. Mengele and the subject of comic-book icons Stan Lee and Neal Adams "Snow White in Auschwitz".
WINNER - Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival Ė Audience Award for Best Foreign Feature Documentary
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival
"Captures the feeling of what really went on when Adolf Hitler took over power and forced the Jews into slavery and eventually death. One amazing documentary, itís something the world should pay attention to."
--Shmuel Reuven, JewReview.net
"A living, moving representation of the art and the time during which the art was produced...the film imbues in its audience the sense of sorrow and respect that Roberto Benigni's masterpiece, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, brought to the screen. Helstein's feature holds out the hope that, in some way, these artists were able to protect the minds and preserve the memories of the Holocaust's young victims."
--Elliot V. Kotek, Moving Pictures Magazine