Movie Reviews

REVIEW – A Journey with Purpose

Directed by Gail Becker, this documentary film about a former prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2 is as heartbreaking as it is informative. This is one of those films that everyone should see in high school or just in general.


As an official selection for the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival, A Journey With Purpose is a short documentary about Martin Becker who survived four terrible years as a child prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau. In 2007, he returned to the death camp for the first time since his imprisonment. He traveled there with his only daughter, Gail, and his grandson, Joshua, who was then age nine, the same age Martin was when he was imprisoned at Auschwitz.

What I Liked About It;

While it’s only about 15 minutes long, the impact and seriousness of what the documentary is about comes across effectively. You feel as if you become a part of the family while watching the movie. While none of us could feel what Becker went through, you feel and see his pain and agree with the things he says and he did what he had to do to survive. While I love Hollywood and all things pop culture, I am glad I got a chance to see this documentary. This movie is beyond well worth your time in checking out and if you get the chance to go see it at the Hollywood Film Festival, do so. You will not be disappointed.

What I think Didn’t Work;

Seriously, nothing was wrong with this film.


This documentary is worth your time. A Journey with Purpose premieres Saturday, October 22 at 9pm at the ArcLight Cinema in Los Angeles.

For more information visit and check out the trailer here.


10 out of 10
RUNTIME: 16 minutes RATED: N/A PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Bullpen Productions, JENG Entertainment
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