Presented as part of The Doris Sloan Memorial Lecture through the University of Michigan Museum of Art
The Rape of Europa is a feature documentary film that takes the audience on an epic journey through seven countries and into a violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back, mounting a miraculous campaign that would rescue and return the millions of art works displaced by the war. Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking chronicle about the battle over the very survival of centuries of western culture.
Official Website: http://michtheater.org/schedule_descriptions.php#europa
Added by mitten on October 16, 2007