Lessons of Freedom History / Warsaw Uprising


Special edition of Lessons of Freedom History with film screening of Warsaw Uprising, directed by Jan Komasa.

Monday 5 October 2015, 6:00 pm

Művész Cinema

Budapest, Teréz krt. 30.

Film showing preceded by short introduction to the topic and the history.

Shot in 2014 piece of art of Jan Komasa is the very first non-fiction war film. In its entire it is composed of archival footage shot by two young reporters in August 1944, who were eye witnesses to fights waged by insurgents in Warsaw. This 85 minutes long film is soul-stirring due to its realism achieved thanks to six month arduous effort of staff of editors, sound technicians, dubbers, digitization specialists, colorizing specialists, lip reading specialists and historians.

The meeting is organizes in the framework of project “Lessons of Freedom History”, which is a series of debates initiated in 2014 by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Budapest and the Polish Institute in Budapest to commemorate 25th anniversary of the democratic transformation in East-Central Europe.

The film will be screened in original language with English subtitles and simultaneous Hungarian interpreting via headphones.