Director: Marek Tomasz Pawlowski
Screening time: 09.04.2017. 17:15
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 62 min
Guests : Marek Tomasz Pawlowski, Malgorzata Walczak
Awards: Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award - Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles 2016, Gold World Medal - New York Festivals 2016, Best Documentary AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival 2016, Best Documentary - TrueDoc Documentary Festival 2016, Jury Special Award 10-th Vukovar Film Festival 2016, People’s Choice Award - Zamojski Festiwal Filmowy 2016, Best Direction Roma CinemaDoc 2016, Award of Excellence Special Mention / Impact Docs Awards 2016, Best Documentary – Polish Film Festival in America / Chicago 2015, Human Spirit Award Nomination - Chagrin Film Fest USA 2015
The story of my film is a great sensation and discovery unknown facts. I searched all over the world for documents to prove the truth. It’s a very personal, poetic tale of a deaf man Henry Schoenker, who returns to the authentic places where he found refuge as a boy. He finds his hiding places bringing back horrific memories. It’s not just a wartime story but an account of how even the smallest gesture can save a life. I use history as a point of reference to deliver a message of universal importance. Schoenker’s story concerns dilemmas facing today’s Europe such as the status of refugees. My film speaks about the consequences when the response comes too late. The picture’s language of the film is innovative , that called “archicollage”.