1970

In 1970, protests broke out in several coastal cities in Communist Poland. Workers went on strikes to object to price increases. Growing numbers of protesters walked out onto the streets. As the situation became tense, a crisis team gathered in the capital.

With the help of animations combined with telephone recordings, we can peek behind the closed doors of dignitaries’ offices. Hundreds of cigarettes are smoked. Conversations get cut off. Strategies to break up protesters and future repressions are planned. Propaganda activities are thought up. However, the protests get out of control. We can witness the fear, confusion, and brutality of the decision-makers. The militia makes use of their batons. Shots are fired and people die. Our film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.

GENRE:
documentary / animation
COUNTRY:
Poland
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Wolski
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Wolski
DOP:
Tomasz Wolski
EDITOR:
Tomasz Wolski
SOUND:
Marcin Lenarczyk
ANIMATION:
Robert Sowa
PRODUCTION:
KIJORA / Anna Gawlita
COPRODUCTION:
Telewizja Polska, Instytut Pamięci Narodowej

Tomasz Wolski »

A member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film "Daughter" (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) & director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festival incl. Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy - Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora - FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage & Krakow Film Festival.    

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