Conversation with Hilary Helstein, director of "As Seen Through These Eyes," who has traveled the world, compiling interviews with survivors who have given us something that history couldn’t; a journal of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of the artist, through the eyes of people who by the very act of creating, rebelled and risked their lives by doing what they were forbidden to do.
As poet Maya Angelou narrates this powerful, award-winning 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. Featuring interviews with Simon Wiesenthal as he talks about his art, never before appearing in a film, the children of Theresienstadt, Dina Babbitt, personal artist to Dr. Mengele, and Gypsy artist, Karl Stojka. Score features music by Sony/BMG’s Anna Nalick and Lorin Sklamberg of The Klezmatics.
FREE SCREENING OF "AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES": https://vimeo.com/407289460 (Password: Menemsha (case sensitive))
This event is organized by the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, in partnership with Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York, Classrooms Without Borders, Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Goethe Institut New York, German Film Office, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Mensch International Foundation, 3G New York – Descendants of Holocaust Survivors and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.
Find out more: https://fritzaschersociety.org.
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