Release Date: March 11th, 2011
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min
Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 pieces of forbidden art and creates a museum.
Director: Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope
In The Desert of Forbidden Art, documentarians Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev offer some background on the late Savitsky, a painter who initially collected ethnic folk art quashed by the Stalin regime. show more
Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists. show more
Does an admirable job of telling the stories of the obsessive Savitsky and other important Soviet artists, such as Alexander Volkov, Aleksei Rybnikov and Mikhail Kurzin. show more