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Chasing Portraits

Chasing Portraits is a movie starring Violetta Bachur, Shula Eliaz, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish...

Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
History, Documentary
Elizabeth Rynecki
Elizabeth Rynecki, Josh Peterson
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Tyler Knowlton, Shula Eliaz, Violetta Bachur
Israel, Poland, Canada, USA
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.

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Paul S.

I saw this film in the early 1990's on the PBS series "Making a Difference". It was incredibly powerful, and deeply personal to me. It was also one of the most devastating films I've ever seen. I found myself pulling for the "heroes" of the film, and to a lesser degree, the entire nation. The real story is often very hard to watch, and this film shows the horror of war. The film also shows the horror of the human spirit, and how it can be turned against itself. This film also has an emotional punch that you can't get from any other film I've seen. This is not a one-trick pony, it is one of the most emotionally powerful films I've ever seen. The book is even more powerful, and even though I didn't read the book, I really recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about the Holocaust. It's a powerful film that should be seen by everyone.

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I love the documentary, it's just so inspiring. I never thought the movie would end up this way. I was a little skeptical of the movie, but I was so impressed with the interviewees and the images they captured. It was amazing to see the way people look at themselves and the world in a different way. I think there was something about this movie that really connected with me. It was also very emotional for me because I have a brother that I could never see happy or happy with his life. So it was very exciting to see that people from different walks of life all around the world all seemed to find the same things in the movie and it really helped me to see the world in a different way. It was interesting to see how the movie ended. I was a little bit upset that they didn't show more of the people that didn't get interviewed. I think they could have easily shown the whole movie but it was good to see that they didn't show the parts that didn't get interviewed. Overall I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. I am still in awe of the way they captured images and how they took it and put it into a documentary. It really made me think about how people see the world.

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Alice C.

The argument for this documentary has to do with the fact that the bulk of the American population is unaware that a piece of land in Canada is called for in a treaty. I've never been in Canada, but I know a bit about it and know that the land that's in dispute in Quebec was in fact "Canadian" in nature, not Canadian in name. And, the people of Quebec are generally very tolerant of the French, although this documentary focuses on the French and the Quebecois. As a Frenchman, I find the documentary extremely interesting and thought-provoking. I recommend this documentary to anyone who has not yet seen it and who is interested in the Canadian-French relationship. It is an enlightening and inspiring film. If you have any questions, you can contact me here. Thank you.