This documentary brings up iconoclasts like Luis Buñuel, Jackson Pollock and other artists of the past in looking at the work of six modern artists/performers. The director James Scott interviews each of the six modernists, whose activities range from painting murals on prison walls -- on the inside, the artist is in jail -- to "non-dramatic" solo performances that last for more than a week, hopefully with enough intermissions to assure a live audience at the end. While the academic tone of the interviews may give the same respect to the prison artist as to a Jackson Pollack, the exact distance that separates the artistic talent of the two men will be the considered judgment of present and future art historians. Scott's six chosen subjects, however, certainly are interesting enough on their own and merit some attention as unique individuals dedicated to their art, in whatever form it takes.
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Ari Ben Canaan, a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to transport 600 Jewish refugees on a dangerous voyage from Cyprus to Palestine on a ship named the Exodus. He faces obstruction from British forces, who will not grant the ship passage to its destination.
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