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The Barefoot Artist (2014)

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This documentary chronicles the long and colorful life of Lily Yeh, a Philadelphia-based artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art projects in some of the world's most troubled areas. The film explores two sides of Lily's life that are connected parts of the same journey: her international ventures helping to heal the weakened spirits in communities around the world, and a personal journey within to repair her own fractured family.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A poignant documentary about the transformative power of art.

December 18, 2014 | Full Review…

"The Barefoot Artist" is an engaging portrait of Lily Yeh, a Chinese emigre to the U.S. who has made her major imprint creating collaborative art with residents in areas torn by war, poverty and other hardships.

December 4, 2014 | Full Review…

There is much healing in "The Barefoot Artist," Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub's fascinating documentary portrait of the artist Lily Yeh.

December 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The film skips around from time and place, a handful of transitions are smooth and natural while others don't fare nearly as well, and the effect is choppy and unrefined.

December 5, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A remarkably restrained and intuitively beautiful portrait of the relationship between art, its audience and the sadness of both its inspiration and its creator.

December 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's some powerful material in The Barefoot Artist, but we're presented with only a cursory and unsatisfactory glimpse of it.

December 4, 2014 | Full Review…

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