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The Last Flight of Petr Ginz (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2013 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Sandra Dickson

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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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Exceptional story beautifully told
30 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

The story of Petr Ginz is one that must not be forgotten. This film brings this exceptional story to a modern generation--beautifully told and well crafted. The film makers do a remarkable job of bringing Petr's world alive through the use of his own words, drawings and paintings. Animation is used to help viewers understand the power and beauty of the world of imagination that Petr created to escape from the horrendous circumstances of the real world in which he lived. The film and the story it tells, while at times heartbreaking, ultimately leaves the viewer with hope--the hope that Petr saw in the everyday things around him, from the simple beauty of blooming flowers to the majesty of the stars.


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