A little known story of unimaginable humanity, generosity and kindness. Towards the end of World War 2, the Polish ambassadorial team in Mumbai, led by the determined heroine, Kira Banasinska and supported by local Indian communities, dispatched a relief convoy with food and other essentials to Iran where Polish refugees were suffering from disease and starvation. They were former prisoners released from Soviet labor camps who had managed to make their way out of the Soviet Union on foot. An expedition was planned with idea of bringing 5,500 women and children back to India in the returning supply trucks. This was not so simple. It took Kira’s resilience and indefatigable energy as a Red Cross leader to create a refuge for them and to welcome them to dedicated settlements in three places, Vallivade, Panchgani and Jamnagar. Over 70 years later, a number of now elderly Polish people return to the town of Vallivade where they were able to find safety and discover the joys of childhood.
Director, director of marketing & distribution, distributor, film & theatre journalist, producer and voice designer. A graduate with honors in English Literature from Gargi College (1993), Delhi University, Anjali went on to do a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from MCRC (1995), Jamia University, where she excelled in filmmaking while also harnessing her skills as a cinematographer (video and 16mm), editor, sound-recordist and photographer.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Thursday 11/14/2019 8:45 PM.
2019, 45 min, India, Poland
English, Polish with English subtitles
APRICOT SKY ENTERTAINMENT,
FILM POLSKA PRODUCTION