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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
Shula Eliaz, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Violetta Bachur, Tyler Knowlton
Canada, Poland, USA, Israel
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, 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.

Comments about history «Chasing Portraits» (3)

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James R.

I saw this documentary in the theaters and it was well done. Unfortunately, it was released on DVD, but I didn't have it, so I watched it on my television. I really liked the parts where the narrator explained the background to the films, the interviews, and the history of the era. It really did help me understand what the film was trying to say. But then the end came, and I had to ask myself what was the point. I am so glad I watched this documentary on DVD, because I would have wasted my money on a theater showing it. My score is 8/10. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the movies of the 1930's.

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Michael G.

This documentary is a great look into the early days of the National Security Agency. It is about the efforts to create a computerized system that would be able to monitor communications and read people's private communications without anyone ever knowing about it. It was actually a good idea in principle, but the reality was far more complicated than the hype would have you believe. I really enjoyed this film, especially the interviews with a wide variety of people who were involved in the NSA. The fact that the NSA was more concerned about keeping the secrets of the nation secure than being able to monitor the communications of everyone in the country was a well-established fact back in the 1970s. The problem is that the public now knows that the NSA is not only collecting and spying on many millions of Americans, but also collecting and spying on those of us who just happen to be overseas. I think the government will have to learn that a very, very hard lesson if it is to keep the secrets of the nation secure.

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Mark Rice

I really enjoyed this documentary. I am surprised it was not nominated for an Oscar. The story is very interesting and shows the director's perspective on the war in Iraq. I also liked the interviews with soldiers who were not veterans. I have a question that I hope the director will answer, but I am sure I will get a different answer. If the director would answer this question, I would be happy.