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Film and Discussion: “Through the Eye of the Needle” at the Brooklyn Museum
Nov 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm| Free with Museum admission
The award-winning documentary Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz (Nina Shapiro-Perl, 2011, 30 min.) tells the story of Esther Krinitz, a Holocaust survivor who created a stunningly beautiful series of thirty-six fabric collage panels, intricately embroidered in vivid color. Together, they depict her childhood and survival as a young girl in Poland, and her postwar arrival in the U.S., where she made her home in Brooklyn. Through these reflections, the film explores the toll of suffering and the capacity of the human heart to heal, urging us to strive for a just and peaceful world for all in the face of genocide and hatred that persist today. A conversation with Bernice Steinhardt and Helene McQuade, daughters of Esther Krinitz, and Elizabeth Sackler follows the screening.
Free with Museum admission.
Event will be held in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor.