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The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010)

The Desert of Forbidden Art
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Directed by
Amanda Pope Amanda Pope
Tchavdar Georgiev Tchavdar Georgiev

Sally Field Sally Field
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Igor Savitsky
Igor Paramonov Igor Paramonov

Written by
Tchavdar Georgiev Tchavdar Georgiev
Amanda Pope Amanda Pope


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Description: This unusual and fascinating documentary is directed by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev. It charts the inspiring story of Igor Savitsky (1915-1984) who spent most of his adult life rescuing avant-garde art and ethnic artifacts (handmade garments, jewelry, carpets, etc.) during the years of Stalinist purges and imprisonment of artists and other creative souls. This frustrated painter became a collector of illegal art and established a museum in the small town of Nukus in Uzbekistan. Excerpts from his writings are read by Ben Kingsley. Here's one example: "I found these paintings rolled up under the beds of old widows, b ... (more)
Release date: 11 March 2011
Tags: Documentary (2), Art (2), Soul (1), Watch Online (1), Adventure (1), Visual Arts (1), War (1), Life In The Arts (1), Violence (1), Creativity (1), Freedom (1), Socialism (1), Art History (1), Human Rights (1), Imagination (1), Courage (1), Drama (1), Prejudice (1), Biography (1), Spiritual Cinema (1)
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