Holocaust: concentration camps, survivors, extermination, genocide
The other world
dir. Wojciech Wikarek
Poland, 2006, 16 min, documentary
A terrifying story of an KL Auschwitz prisoner and a cremation furnace worker. A film by the Kopalnia Wegla Kamiennego PIAST.
The Last Chance
dir. Maria Wisnicka
Poland, 2005, 26 min, documentary
10 000 $ reward for capturing the war criminals responsible for the genocide on the Jews during the Holocaust. An interesting documentary about the Szymon Wiesenthal Center and the obstacles, often set by governments not interested in providing any help for the Center’s project, it encounters.
The Holocaust Tourist
dir. Jes Benstock
UK, 2005, 10 min, documentary
An experimental documentary showing the rapid growth of tourism in Poland after the screening of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Wybaczajac Dr. Mengele...?
dir. Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh
USA, 2006, 82 min, documentary
A moral debate on forgiving and forgetting...
dir. Rex Bloomstein
UK, 2005, 97 min, documentary
Socking and moving – those words describe best the feelings that this documentary evokes, telling the story of a great influence that the former Concentration Camp Matthausen has on its present inhabitants.
60th anniversary of Kielce Pogrom
60. Rocznica Pogromu Kieleckiego
Real: Renata Chrobot
Polska, 2006, 70 min, TV documentary
This is a report from the anniversary celebrations in Kielce, shown on TV. The celebrations were connected among other things with many commemorating and cultural events, in which church officials, rabbis, ambassadors and politicians participated.
dir. Lena Einhorn
Sweden/Poland, 2004, 126 min, fiction feature film
A true story of a Jewish family, who’s two survived children have become an inspiration for the movie. A moving, documentary-type realism focusing on the search for love and a normal life in the World War II times. Outstanding performance by Agnieszka Grochola, a noteworthy script and a Swedish Oscar for the movie. Agnieszka Grochola will be a guest at the Festival.