Chasing Portraits is Elizabeth Rynecki’s quest to discover what happened to her great-grandfather’s art after his death in the Holocaust. Equal parts memoir, mystery, and scholarly detective film, the documentary opens by exploring the life and times of the artist seen through the prism of his own work. The vibrant culture he portrays is shattered, his family nearly annihilated, and his art destroyed, scattered, or lost during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Through a deeply personal exploration of the family’s loss and the long process of rediscovering the art, the film raises questions about legacy, history, provenance of art, loss, justice, and forgiveness.
We are now funded through production, but still need funding for post-production expenses (e.g. logs and transcripts of the footage, film editor, original score, sound engineering, graphics etc.).
The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) serves as the non-profit tax-exempt umbrella organization for Chasing Portraits. In this role it accepts and administers contributions made to the film. Fiscal sponsorship allows the Moshe Rynecki documentary film project to solicit and receive tax deductible donations from individuals and gifts from foundations without having to create a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
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