POV Reviews

June 3, 2004
Explores the greater effects of the Holocaust on faith, not only in God but in other people, while revealing a single family's tale of survival.
June 2, 2004
The singular beauty of Hiding and Seeking is its delicate but relentless probing of ambiguous motivation on the one hand, and its hearteningly conciliatory spirit on the other.
April 2, 2004
What makes the film both watchable and important is the candid, untidy way it presents conflicting emotions and multiple points of view.
March 26, 2004
A thoughtful documentary in which the filmmaker sets out to overcome the religious insularity of his two adult sons.
February 12, 2004
Its examination of the long-lasting effects of evil on the psyche of its victims and their descendants is both thoughtful and much needed in these increasingly polarized times.
February 6, 2004
With his filmmaking partner Oren Rudavsky, Menachem Daum is a rare documentarian willing to explore the painful subject of some Orthodox Jews' intolerance towards gentiles, and he does it in a highly personal fashion.
February 5, 2004
The documentary filmmakers Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky return with a provocative personal essay film centered on Mr. Daum's tendentious relationship with his two sons.
February 5, 2004
Daum has ultimately made a heartfelt and rather brave film, which probably had the potential of unsettling not just his viewers, but the inner workings of his own family mechanism.
February 3, 2004
Basically a personal essay, and the undeniably moving family saga takes over completely in the film's second half.