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SYNOPSIS

This documentary is an attempt to confront the painful events of the year 1968 – the outbreak of anti-Semitic hysteria that resulted in many citizens of Jewish origin leaving Poland.  For 20 years emigrants have been meeting in Israeli resort of Ashkelon by the Mediterranean Sea. Thirty seven years have passed since they left, yet Poland is still present in their homes. Gdansk Railway Station from which they departed is now the symbol of their exile, the symbol of a turning point that split their lives in two.

MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ
Born in Cieplice Śląskie in 1954. Director and screenwriter. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Painting Department 1978), following up with a film directing degree from University of Silesia in Katowice (1982). She made many documentary films and TV dramas. In 2003 she received a Polish-German Journalism Award in the category of television. In 2008, she completed PhD degree in Film. In 2013, for outstanding achievements in the study, documenting and remembering the history of March ‘68 she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland. Her internationally acclaimed documentary films have been frequently awarded worldwide.

SCREENINGS

GALLERY THEATRE
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL)

MONDAY, 11/13/2017 7:30

2006, 55 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles

Direction/Reżyseria
MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ

Script/Scenariusz
TERESA TORAŃSKA

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
RAFAŁ PARADOWSKI

Editing/Montaż
GRAŻYNA GRADOŃ

Music/Muzyka
JANUSZ STOKŁOSA

Produced by/Produkcja
LARGO STUDIO

Producer/Producent
AGNIESZKA TRACZEWSKA

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