Samuel Bak : painter of questions (DVD video, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Samuel Bak : painter of questions

Author: Christa SingerMarike EmeryDavid SobelmanHenry LessGerry BanningAll authors
Publisher: Waltham, MA : National Center for Jewish Film, (c)2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 2001, on the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania). There, he walked 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 grandparents were murdered. Amongst the tall trees of the Ponari forest, Samuel Bak's life came full circle.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and Factual Films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Documentaires
Films biographiques
Named Person: Samuel Bak; Samuel Bak; Samuel Bak
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Singer; Marike Emery; David Sobelman; Henry Less; Gerry Banning; Ken Whitely; Filmakers Library, inc.; Vision TV.; TVOntario.; National Center for Jewish Film.
ISBN: 1585874248 9781585874248
OCLC Number: 243636943
Credits: Director of photography, Henry Less ; editing, Gerry Banning ; music, Ken Whiteley.
Performer(s): Samuel Bak, Bernard Pucker.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo.
Other Titles: Painter of questions
Responsibility: Filmmakers Library presents ; produced in association with VisionTV ; produced by Marike Emery ; written by David Sobelman ; directed by Christa Singer ; produced in association with TV Ontario.

Abstract:

In 2001, on the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania). There, he walked 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 grandparents were murdered. Amongst the tall trees of the Ponari forest, Samuel Bak's life came full circle. Painter of Questions explores Bak's work and life through the lens of his childhood experiences. Born in 1933 in Vilna, young Samuel was declared a child prodigy. The happiness of his childhood came to an end, however, the day his family was marched into the Jewish Ghetto, changing his life and his artistic vision forever. Saved from the death camps by his father, the miracle of his survival became and still is a recurring theme in his art.

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