The creation of the Warsaw Ghetto as seen from both sides of the Ghetto wall, and its legacy in today’s city. 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.
Born in 1976 in Halifax, Canada. A Warsaw based film director, writer, and producer. Studied history and film making in North America and Europe. His documentary film work with the National Film Board of Canada has garnered him a Gemini Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Award nomination, and he was awarded the Decoration of Honor “Meritorious for Polish Culture” by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Bednarski was also twice selected as a Talent at the Berlinale Talent Campus. His films have been broadcast across the world and have also screened at international festivals, at the United Nations, the European Parliament and the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Sunday, 11/17/2019 7:00 PM.
2019, 70 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
PADO STUDIO FILM