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The last flight of Petr Ginz

Author: Sandy DicksonChurchill Lee RobertsChava PressburgerYehudit ShendarJohn CalifraAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : First Run Features, [2013] ©2012
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 14, he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced more than 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. But this is a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boy's wonder and creative expression represent the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Petr Ginz; Chava Pressburger
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Dickson; Churchill Lee Roberts; Chava Pressburger; Yehudit Shendar; John Califra; First-Run Features (Firm),
OCLC Number: 828565890
Language Note: English dialogue.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: Bonus shorts: Boy animated; Inside the artist's world; A world imagined: the music of The Last Flight of Petr Ginz; previews of other films.
Credits: Editor and director of photography, Cindy Hill ; original music composed by John Califra.
Cast: Chava Pressburger, Yehudit Shendar.
Description: 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sound, color and black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC ; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Introduction --
Nazis occupy Prague --
Resistance and retaliation --
A visit from prehistory --
Deportation --
Life in Terezin --
Auschwitz --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: writer, Sandra Dickson ; directed by Sandra Dickson, Churchill L. Roberts.

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By 14, he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced more than 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. But this is a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boy's wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human.

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A beautiful blend of vibrant animation, moving interviews, and historically vital found Holocaust footage The Last Flight of Petr Ginz is the portrait of an artist as a young, brave man who was murdered at Auschwitz in September of 1944. It’s a unique documentary and an essential Holocaust...
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