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The drawings, mostly portraits of great grief, are extraordinary both as documents and as works of art.
"Because I Was a Painter" maintains a funereal rhythm, alternating images of artworks with long-distance views of camp barracks as they are today, the camera moving slowly and stealthily.
[It] represents a break from the rigorous historical work typically associated with documentaries about the Holocaust, and its open-ended nature is a fitting analogue to ongoing questions about testimony and healing.
There have been numerous documentaries about the Holocaust, but this one shows the event from the viewpoint of those who were killed in the gas chambers and destroyed in the crematoriums, as well as those who survived the concentration camps.
A documentary bearing witness through art to suffering and death in Nazi concentration camps.
There is beauty here. Whether or not it's appropriate to the subject matter, it's here.
Slow-moving undramatic doc with desultory narration but deserves viewing because of its subject matter.
This could have been an important documentary and it very nearly is already, but much of the viewing experience needs to be rethought and alterations need to be made.
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