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"This film imbues in its audience the sense of sorrow and respect   that the masterpiece, Life is Beautiful, brought to the screen."  

- Moving Pictures Magazine


Official Trailer


"As Seen Through These Eyes" is the powerful story of a brave group of Holocaust survivors who fought tyranny with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists, including renowned Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal and Gypsy artist, Karl Stojka, took fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about resistance and the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds.

AUDIO from the Q&A session at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival screening of

 "As Seen Through These Eyes".


The discussion was led by PSIFF Co-Director of Programming Helen du Toit. Q&A features Hilary Helstein (Director/Producer/Writer), Jerry Offsay (Executive Producer) Michael Rosendale (Producer) and Larry Brown (Composer).  ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY Hilary Helstein's revelatory documentary looks at the Holocaust from point of

view of those interned who fought back by making art, documenting the horrors that lay before them as well as those dwelling so uneasily in their memories. Narrated by Maya Angelou.


In Memorium - Dina Gottliebova Babbitt


This powerful segment is based on Dina Babbit's   interview as told in her own words in "As Seen Through These Eyes".  


This animated short is an adaptation of the six-page graphic novel created by  Rafael Medoff and the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies combining illustrations by comic book legend Neal Adams and Joe Kubert with motion graphics, based on the amazing story of an artist who survived two years at Auschwitz by painting portraits for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele.