Ended on 10/15/2009


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

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Posted by : Ava L. Ross Date Added: 9/25/2009 12:12:32 AMreport this post 
These important stories have been preserved in this beautiful film. You should definitely go and see it.

Posted by : Joshua Sinclair Date Added: 11/8/2009 12:46:06 PMreport this post 
I had the privilege of seeing Hilary Helstein's documentary in Barcelona. Living in Vienna and having written a number of films concerning the Holocaust, I sincerely believed there was little a filmmaker could do with this topic that could be considered truly original. As Seen Through These Eyes proved me wrong. Primarily because it is much more than a "Holocaust Film"; it is a film that shows how Light can shine in Darkness and how Hope can be born of from the very Depths of Horror. There is a God. And this film proves it, for only God can inspire Mankind with the glory of Humanity in Hell. And that Glory is Art. If you need to give your spirit a facelift -- SEE THIS FILM!

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