Hiding and Seeking

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  • NR
  • 2003
  • 7.9  (163)
  • 67

Hiding and Seeking is a heartwarming 2004 documentary film directed by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky. The film follows Menachem and his son, Akiva, on a journey to Poland to find the people who risked their lives to save Menachem's father, Avraham Daum, from the Nazis during World War II. The story starts with Menachem's son Akiva, who is struggling with the teachings of his Orthodox Jewish community, and his father Menachem, who is trying to reconcile his faith with the horrors of the Holocaust. Menachem's father, Avraham, was saved by Polish Christians during the war and ever since his father's untold story has haunted Menachem. Menachem decides to confront his doubts by embarking on a journey to Poland with his son, Akiva.

Once in Poland, Menachem and Akiva set out to find the people who saved Avraham. Despite the difficulty of researching a seventy-year-old story, Menachem and Akiva are able to uncover the identities of the people who risked their lives to save a Jew during the Holocaust. The filmmakers document their journey as they trace the footsteps of Avraham and meet the descendants of those who saved him.

The film is not only about the experiences of one family, but also about the transformative power of human connection. As Menachem and Akiva search for the people who saved Avraham, they discover a society that is struggling to come to terms with its own complicated history. The filmmakers take the opportunity to show the viewer a new perspective on the aftermath of World War II in Eastern Europe.

Hiding and Seeking is a remarkable film that offers an insightful and poignant look at the relationship between memory, faith, and history. The relationship between Menachem and Akiva is especially moving, as they struggle to reconcile their faith with the horrors of the past. They are able to find solace in the idea that the people who saved Avraham were guided by their own moral compass, regardless of religion or politics. The film reminds us of the importance of our shared humanity in the face of adversity.

The film is also a powerful reminder of the lessons of the Holocaust. Through Menachem's story, we see how the memory of those events can be a beacon for hope and renewal. It is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, we can find moments of light and hope, and that our shared humanity can overcome even the greatest of challenges.

Overall, Hiding and Seeking is a touching and powerful film that offers a fresh perspective on the legacy of the Holocaust. Through the Daum family's personal journey, the film invites the viewer to reflect on their own relationship with history and memory, and to see beyond religious, ethnic and national divisions towards the shared humanity that connects us all.

Hiding and Seeking is a 2003 documentary. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9 and a MetaScore of 67.

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