“MAHARAJA'S CHILDREN. BRAVE BUNCH IN INDIA” WINS MORE AWARDS
The multi-media project directed by Tomasz Stankiewicz has recently received several awards and prizes at international film events.
Maharaja's Children. Brave Bunch in India won the Silver Lovie Award and the Audience Lovie Award, i.e. the “Oscars” of the European internet in the "Websites" Best Individual Editorial Experience 2022 category. The project also received the Best Documentary Award at the 5th Aryan Children's Film Festival in Jaipur, India, and the Special Award at the Chinh Festival – also in India.
The production was also longlisted for the prestigious One World Media Awards in the Digital Media Award category.
Maharaja's Children. Brave Bunch in India tells the extraordinary story of ten-year-old Wiesiek, one of a thousand Polish children who were rescued from the hell of World War II by an Indian maharaja. At Easter 1940, the boy, together with his mother and brother, is arrested by the NKVD and deported to Siberia. There he shares the same dramatic fate as tens of thousands of Polish exiles. Rescue comes from the least expected direction. This multi-media webdoc tells the true story of Wiesław Stypuła through comic panels, animations, and archival materials.