Kazimierz Proszynski was a designer of the first cinematographic apparatuses, film cameras, aeroscope – the first hand-held film camera and inventor of the step-by-step movement of the film tape. He grew up in an intellectual family with strong patriotic traditions. In his first year of studies in Belgium he constructed an apparatus for photographs and film projections, which he called a pleograph. He invented a system of moving the light-sensitive tape, which revolutionised the recording of moving images and the film industry. With the first hand-held camera with image stabilization he constructed, he recorded the coronation of King George V in London. During the occupation, he became active in the underground. During the Warsaw Uprising he was arrested by the Gestapo. He died at the age of 70 in the Mauthausen-Gusen camp.
Born in 1965 in Puławy. He is a graduate of environmental engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and the Film Directing Department of the PWSFTviT film school in Łódź. He has been a laureate of numerous festival awards (Prague, Neubrandenburg, Cracow, Lublin, Łódź). Member of Polish Film Academy.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave.)
Wednesday, 11/10/21 8:45 pm.
2020, 49 min, Poland
English, Polish with English subtitles
Idea of a series/Pomysł
Producer/Producent JAROSŁAW JABRZYK