“HALINA PASZKOWSKA. IN MEMORIAM” – FILM DEDICATED TO THE FIRST POLISH SOUND OPERATOR
Attractive woman with a fascinating life. She escaped Warsaw ghetto with her family and the “Arian” papers helped her to function in the world outside ghetto, she was member of the legendary assault unit of the Home Army, “Rafałki” during the Warsaw Rising. After the war, she was the first woman in Poland working as the sound engineer for such famous directors as Munk, Polański, Ford, Hoffman, Karabasz, Łoziński.
In the movie about her, edited by the director, Michał Bukojemski, we hear amazingly interesting statements given by Halina: about the background of her work, intertwined with the fragments of the movies, such as “Knife in the Water,”Zezowate szczęście”, “Muzykanci”, ”Robotnicy ’80,” etc., about how necessary it was to hide her identity and what did the Warsaw Rising mean for her, Polish-Jewish woman.
Born in 1946 in Walbrzych. Director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor. He graduated from the Cinematography Department of the National Film School in Łódź in 1973 where he now lectures as a professor in the Directing Department. Ph.D. of film arts. Since 1970, he’s made a great number of documentary films as director of photography. He was a cameraman at „Czołówka” Film Studio and later, for many years, he worked at the Documentary Film Studio in Warsaw. In the early 90’s he collaborated with ABC News TV in Warsaw and, later, in Moscow. An example of this period of his work is the film “Other People’s Wars” about the beginnings of the conflict in Chechnya. Currently, he is an independent producer of documentaries. Also, he is a lecturer at Political Studies Department at Warsaw University. Owner of Digit-Film, a film production company. PFFA showed his documentary series “From the Auschwitz Chronicle” (2004).
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THURSDAY, 11/09/2017 8:45 pm.
2017, 47 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles