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Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions

DVD

48 minutes
Source: National Center for Jewish Film

On the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna. There he walked through the streets of the Vilna Ghetto, where he was interned with his parents during the Holocaust, and visited the nearby forest where his father and grandfather were murdered. This documentary explores Bak's work and life through the lens of his childhood experiences.

Online exhibit:
Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak

Related materials:
Samuel Bak Poster Set

Related lessons:
Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Interruption
Interpreting the Works of Samuel Bak: Self-Portrait

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