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As Seen Through These Eyes

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Hilary Helstein offers a historically significant documentary reportage of Holocaust survivors who utilized art as their primary coping mechanism inside Hitler's concentration camps. Against newsreel footage, and the art itself, are Helstein's interviews with the artists--many are now deceased. The first-hand commentary proves deeply moving in the candid retelling of the horrors they witnessed and endured. A vast collection of touching drawings, sketches, and paintings made by Jewish prisoners during their imprisonment, exhibits a strength of human spirit and expression that is profound. The power of the art is astounding, and poet laureate Maya Angelou provides narration in this insightful prism of WWII experience.
Not Rated. 70 mins. (A-) (Four Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on September 28, 2009 in Documentary | Permalink
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