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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Children of Solidarność (2006)


The Solidarity movement will celebrate its 25th anniversary this summer in Poland.


Throughout the world, the movement is famous for its illustrious past. But where does it stand today? In order to find out, we will travel to Poland to meet with young people who were born at the beginning of the movement, and who have close personal ties to the people who founded it. How do today’s twenty-five-year-olds feel about the battles and ideals that galvanized their parents in the 1980’s? What do they plan to do with the political tradition that grew out of the movement and was passed on to them? These questions are central to understanding both recent Polish history, and the future of Europe.

  • script : Rafael Lewandowski
  • director : Rafael Lewandowski
  • cinematographer : Radek Ładczuk
  • cooperation : Magdalena DaniszewskaMariusz Tomasz Skałkowski
  • montage : Jacek Tarasiuk
  • sound : Jarek Wójcik
  • music : Andrzej Smolik
  • producer : Mark EdwardsJanusz Skałkowski

time : 53 min.
year : 2006



Filmography - new


Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors.” It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named “Zgoda” / “Reconciliation”. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn't know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

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