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The Desert of Forbidden Art

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Ben Kingsley, Sally Field, and Ed Asner lend their voices to this documentary about Russian artist and art collector Igor Savitsky, who risked his life and livelihood to rescue 40,000 paintings that were banned under Soviet rule. Savitsky barely had a penny to his name when he started collecting the works of Russian artists who were shot or shopped off to gulags for creating works that didn't toe the party line. Incredibly, he raised the funds to rescue the remarkable paintings by borrowing from the very...more

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