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As Seen Through These Eyes

Directed by: Hilary Helstein
70 Minutes, 2008, Documentary

In this powerful documentary, Maya Angelou 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.


Director: Hilary Helstein

Written by: Hilary Helstein

Producer: Hilary Helstein

Producer: Amy James

Producer: Michael Rosendale

Cast: Maya Angelou

Cast: Simon Wiesenthal

Distributor: Menemsha Films


Best Feature DocumentaryThessalonki Documentary Festival

Best DocumentaryLos Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Best DocumentaryMiami Jewish Film Festival

Best DocumentaryWinnipeg International Film Festival

Best DocumentaryBronze Phoenix AwardWarsaw International Festival of Jewish Motifs

Best FilmInternational Jewish Film Festival in Argentina

Best Documentary Runner-UpPalm Springs International Film Festival