Directed by: Jan Komasa
2014 | Poland | 87 minutes | Unrated
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 3pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm
Warsaw Uprising is a film made entirely from documentary materials of the original chronicles. It tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of a US airman, escaper from the Nazi Stalag camp and two young reporters, cameramen for the Bureau of Information and Propaganda of the Polish Home Army. Their mission: documenting the Uprising by shooting newsreels for the “Palladium” cinema. Looking for the right shots, they go deeper and deeper – literally and figuratively – into the heart of the Uprising. Traumatic truth becomes obvious. Aware of being witnesses of indescribable events, they realize their duties: to document them and preserve the rolls of film at any cost… Applying modern technology methods of colourization and audio reconstruction, and ensuring the cooperation of the best artists, the Warsaw Uprising has no equal projects in the World.
The screening of this film was organized in celebration of Poland’s National Independence Day, November 11, 1918, and was made possible through the generosity of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, with additional support provided by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles.