Warsaw: A City Divided
Warszawa: Miasto podzielone, 2019, 70 min.
|Irena Agata Boldok, Krystyna Budnicka, Jozef Hen, Zygmunt Walkowski, Israel Gutman (1923-2013), Eleonora Bergman, Beata Chomatowska, Niels Gutschow, Aleksandra Polisiewicz, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Jakub Szczesny|
In 1941 soon after the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto by the Nazis, a Polish amateur filmmaker shot a remarkable 10-minute 8mm film from both sides of the Ghetto walls. This never before seen footage is woven into Warsaw: A City Divided, acting as a silent witness to the tragedy of the wartime division of the city and the murder of its inhabitants. Ghetto survivors and witnesses recount their extraordinary memories, while architects and urban-historians examine the chilling Nazi vision for Warsaw. By interweaving rich material from the past with glimpses of present-day Warsaw, both its human face and its urban fabric, Warsaw: A City Divided affirms the importance–and the difficulty–of remembering.