Through the Eye of the Needle
The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
A Film by Art and Remembrance
Directed by Nina Shapiro-Perl
In this award-winning 30-minute documentary film, Esther herself takes us through her story and images. Interviews with her daughters, psychologists and others provide depth and reflections of the value and importance of Esther's work. Through these reflections, we are reminded that genocide and other acts of baseless hatred are still with us, and that Esther’s story, and those like hers, compels us to build a just and peaceful world for all.
This extraordinary film has been screened at nearly two dozen film festivals, across the country and abroad, and won several festival audience choice awards as well as the professionally-juried CINE Golden Eagle award, TIVA Silver Medal and the Docs-in-Progress Alumni Arts in Focus award. In April 2012, the film had its television premiere on Maryland Public Television, reaching more than 12,000 viewers and in 2013 was broadcast by numerous public TV stations across the country.
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For educators: our teaching materials include a film discussion guide and other materials that are valuable educational tools.