'THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz'USA, 2011.
Awards and festivals:
2013. – Miami Jewish Film Festival – Short Film-Special Mention, 2012. – Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short Film, 2012. – San Diego Jewish Film Festival – Audience Choice for Best Short, 2012. – CINE Awards –Golden Eagle Award, 2011. – Washington Jewish Film Festival – Audience Favorite Documentary
More than 40 years after the Holocaust, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Through Esther's own words and images of her art work, as well as interviews with her daughters and others, this 30-minute film explores the capacity of the human heart to heal. Through these reflections, we are reminded that genocide and acts of baseless hatred are still with us, and that Esther's story, and those like hers, compels us to build a just and peaceful world for all. "Through the Eye of the Needle" tells the remarkable story of a Holocaust survivor who picked up her needle and thread intending simply to show her children the home and family she had lost. But from this modest intention emerged stunningly beautiful works of art.