Need a lift? Some heat relief? A good read? Get your mind in the boat: Read The Boys in the Boat

It’s Friday and everyone is itching to chill out so I’ll get right to the heart of this post: Treat yourself and read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. This is a true story of HEART–true character, “boys” who were men whom current athletes can not match on any level. Yes, I have seen the 2016 Olympics and found them sorely wanting. In a time when ego and individual effort is all the rage it’s impossible to even imagine that a group of nine “boys” could swing like none other. I knew nothing about rowing until I read this book. I knew more than I wanted about the Nazis. I knew about the Depression and the Dust Bowl. I knew about Jesse Owens. But I knew nothing about this incredible rowing crew. Swing is now more than a style of Jazz and dancing for me. It’s not often that I re-read a book but I’ve read the race scenes several times because they’re so damn exciting. Nothing I’ve seen –ever– in the Olympics can compare.

For the romantics there’s even a love story. Actually there’s a lot of love in this story.

The Boys in the Boat

Much thanks and appreciation to PBS’s American Experience episode The Boys of ’36 which turned me onto Brown’s book.

The Boys of ’36 Chapter 1

Watch, read and be uplifted.

M-I-B = Mind In Boat  ~~ rowing mantra

 

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Media, Music and Movies ~ For Uranium Mining On Navajo Land, Plus Snow From Sewage

Yes, it’s Monday. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s national beer drinking day for a lot of folks.

But it’s also another day in the ongoing fight against uranium mining and its consequences everywhere from the past to the present.

On March 14, 2014 independent journalist Amy Goodman reported from Flagstaff, Arizona about the ongoing environmental and health issues connected with uranium mining and its long-term consequences for the Dine ~ Navajo people.  The main portion of her video report is posted here but there is a great deal more information and related coverage on Democracy Now!’s site.  Part of the Democracy Now! broadcast discussed the use of music and film by to raise awareness and share information regarding issues.  To supplement DN!’s coverage I’ve included two videos featuring Klee Benally’s music and an informative video about Outta Your Backpack Media which teaches Indigenous people how to make and use movies to address the need for media justice and coverage in their communities.  There’s a trailer for the film The Return of Navajo Boy which is referenced in the news piece.  The film’s website –> http://navajoboy.com/.  Democracy Now!’s page for the story also includes links to information and related stories. 

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Without Water & Weather Changes ~ Klee Benally

humanrights2u

http://kleebenally.com

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“A Slow Genocide of the People”  Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy On Indigenous Land  

democracynow

Democracy Now! A Daily Independent News Hour  —  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/14/a_slow_genocide_of_the_people

http://www.democracynow.org

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Outta Your Backpack

outtayourbackpack·

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The Return of Navajo Boy Trailer

GroundswellFilms·

This is a trailer for the award-winning documentary film, “The Return of Navajo Boy.” See its official website for more information:http://www.navajoboy.com

Also see Groundswell Educational Films website:

http://groundswellfilms.org

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Song of the Sun ~ Klee Benally

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What part of sacred don’t you understand?

MT Garcia

“Fractured Land” ~ What Kind Of World Do You Want To Live In?

What kind of world do you want to live in? Hold that question in your mind for a time.

While searching for some up to date information regarding  a particular event, The Future Generations Ride,  I came across a great deal currently online in social media venues regarding very serious issue raising events of the past.  While sorting through the information overload I discovered a documentary film in the works, Fractured Land.  Then, for this post, I decided to switch gears to the present and the future because we are in the here and now. What we do, all of us, has ramifications for the future, our future and the future of life on Earth. Earth has not always been as we know it–full of automobiles, grocery stores, shopping centers offering all sorts of techie toys, synthetic clothing, and fast food. Contrary to the commercials on the small screen, life has not always revolved around purple pills, phones and plasma screen televisions offering surround sound and high-definition imaging. 

What I haven’t quite figured out yet is, why we, as in a great many of us humans, not all of us, but enough of us to make an intensely negative impact on our habitat, have chosen to do so.  Why live like self-destructive maniacs when the Earth offers –offered– everything we need to survive as a species?  If you’ve got a perfect environment to live in, why go around destroying it? Often the answer is profit/money. Okay–but consider this, money in any form only has value because someone attributes value to it.  Paper money has no value in and of itself.  It only has value within the context that created it. (No, I’m not going to get into a hashing out of the federal reserve concepts and issues thereof. That’s not what this post s about.) In contrast, water has value in and of itself because it is necessary for life. Necessary.  Living things require water in order to live.  We don’t require money or gold bars in order to function as living creatures. Yes, we are indeed creatures, bio-chemical entities, just like the rest of the wonderful species on planet Earth.  If the adherents to the mainstream concept of living well–as in rich according to the specs of Wall Street and the World Bank–how do they propose to live at all when the water, air and land become too toxic to support humans?  How does that work? It doesn’t.  That’s basic life science, not my opinion.

Caleb Behn knows this–and as you’re well aware, he’s not alone.

Fractured Land

A young First Nations law student and emerging leader from northeast BC, epicenter of some of the worlds largest fracking operations, tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him – blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.

http://fracturedland.com/

Contact: fracturedland@gmail.com

FB – http://www.facebook.com/FracturedLand

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/FracturedLand

Directed and Produced by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis

Executive Producers: Daniel Conrad and Mark Achbar

Music by Edo Van Breemen

Digital Strategist & Community Manager – Hilary Henegar

For more information about the film’s issues, petitions, newsletter and other items of interest such as:

Join us Jan 9 for a live video chat on #IdleNoMore 

Fractured Land filmmaker Damien Gillis moderates a lively discussion among a diverse panel of activists, industry experts and leaders from around Canada.

The topic of the conversation will centre on how the Idle No More movement can serve as a bridge toward empowering native and non-native people to advocate for more sustainable, equitable energy development.

More details posted soon!

Visit  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fractured-land-the-documentary  <<<This page is a useful info hub.

“They’re Using The Water To Fracture The Bones Of Mother Earth.” — Caleb Behn

Award Winning Fractured Land Documentary Featuring Naomi Klein, MP Thomas Mulcair, Josh Fox, Maude Barlow, Bill McKibben, Wade Davis, Lillian Moyer, Terri Brown, Oscar Dennis and other powerful voices. ‘ “Fractured Land tells the story of Caleb Behn, an inspiring, young First Nations law student from northeast BC, working to defend his peoples’ land from some of the most intense industrial activity in the world.

Caleb is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne Za/Cree from Treaty 8 country, the front lines for Canada’s biggest natural gas fracking operations. The swift proliferation of fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas, has had profound consequences for the water and the ability for his people to practice their traditional way of life.

Having recently finished law school, Caleb is among the first University of Victoria Law students granted the Concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability. Prior to law school, he was the Oil & Gas Officer for the West Moberly First Nations and a Lands Manager for the Saulteau First Nations.

The film follows Caleb to places of largely unseen beauty from his traditional territories, where he’s fished and hunted moose his whole life, to Maori lands in New Zealand, where he sought to learn how Indigenous law could be blended with the current legal system in order to protect our sacred ecosystems.” Scheduled for release 2014 Spring Festival. 

uphere -> http://www.uphere.ca/

photo @ http://www.angelagzowski.com/editorial

Never know what you’ll discover when you start connecting dots and surfing the energy lines in cyber-space. First I caught the photos on Supporting South Dakota Reservations Facebook page featuring the 38 Memorial Riders, then while exploring the latest entries I discovered the information on Fractured Land and then, and then. I think you get the idea.

Supporting South Dakota Reservations Page  https://www.facebook.com/SupportSDrez

Consider another question: What kind of world will the children living now have to live in?

“Outlawing Dolores Huerta” — She’s got great company in Tucson, AZ where Shakespeare’s The Tempest is Outlawed. Thou Shall Not Read!~ Or Shall We?

Do you celebrate your ethnic culture? Do you speak a language besides English? What’s your history? Where do you come from? Can people tell who you are by looking at your face? What do you read? What do you write? What music do you listen to? What does it mean to ‘be an American’? What does it mean to be human? Who are you? Where are your people ‘from’? Hmm?

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Oh to be so feared as to be banned from Tucson.

Such is The Tempest.

dance a Caliban, twirl an Ariel,

ah Prospero what magic

do we dare now

love each other as ourselves

read what we please

why not

Isn’t America the home of the free?

Hmmmm, let me get back to you on that.

I hope The Bard is beside himself with glee wherever, whoever he be now.

Hundreds of years and stirring more than teacups with The Tempest.

Education News and videos From Three Sonorans and Nonprofitnews

http://threesonorans.com/

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Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind

NonprofitNews·

Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind is a documentary focuses on the elimination of the Mexican American Studies program within the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona. Under a federal de-segregation decree, Mexican American Studies was created and was successful at improving academic achievement. The documentary explores Arizona Attorney Tom Horne’s crusade as he and other state officials claim the program in Tucson is attempting to convince students to secede from the United States by creating “Aztlan.” Baffling students, parents and teachers, Outlawing Shakespeare explores why this tactic is being utilized.

The documentary explores how Arizona officials have outlawed books and authors such as renowned British author William Shakespeare because they believe he is to controversial.

Is there a rebellion in Tucson or are officials worried about an impending Latino majority in Arizona? The documentary explores how Arizona politics has become focused on race and adults blaming children and using intimidation to force students, teachers and parents not to speak out.

Passed in 2010, HB-2281 outlaws any curriculum focused on overthrowing the US government and focused on one ethnic group. This legislation is the only legislation ever to focus on the concept of “Aztlan” by a sitting attorney general of any state.

Outlawing Dolores Huerta: The Tucson Diaries

NonprofitNews

Gabriel Buelna

Published on Oct 17, 2013 on the tubesofyou

In 2006, Dolores Huerta visits Tucson High School and makes a speech. Within the speech, she states “Republicans Hate Latinos.” In 2010, Arizona Attorney Tom Horne and other politicians used these words as their rationale for passing HB-2281-The Ethnic Studies Ban. In this interview, Dolores Huerta discusses the statement and its affect.

For complete context, please watchhttp://www.outlawingshakespeare.com.

What’s in your head?

Some “Real News” about New Brunswick and the people opposed to fracking.

It’s Saturday morning.

noreplyfromthisaddre

I wish all confusion was so amusing.

Lots of folks are confused about a lot of things like climate change and fracking. A great deal of this confusion has been-man made by industries interested in profits by all the usual means and then some. Hmm.  Yes, people who have vested interests in making money are very good at marketing their game plans. They are experts at spin and illusion and delusion all in order to create more confusion which keeps people from doing anything about anything.  They are very happy when people adhere to: Go play nice with your five hundred channels on the plasma screen flat tv taking up half the wall space in your living room.

Living room. Hmm. Just for a moment consider the word living and if that’s what anyone who is captivated by hours and hours of advertising and junk-food for the mind is really doing.  Is that living? Hmm. Sure, I guess as long as you’re eating, breathing, sleeping and watching television in some form, technically you’re alive and living. Oops, getting distracted here. Need to stay on track.

Confused? Okay. No problem. I make no promises to clarify anything. But I am happy to stir the pot.  I’m not a scientist. But I can read, write and surf cyber-space okay.  And without further ado let’s meet some people from New Brunswick compliments of The Real News.

TheRealNews TheRealNews

Uploaded on Oct 18, 2013

New Brunswick Mounted Police deploy rubber bullets and tear gas, arrest 40 protesters for blockading highway.
See more videos: http://therealnews.com

More from a reporter arrested at the scene:

“An Insider’s View on the RMCP raid on the Mi’ kmaq encampment

By Miles Howe, halifax.mediacoop.ca
October 18th, 2013

http://www.popularresistance.org/an-insiders-view-on-the-rcmp-raid-on-mikmaq-encampment/

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Are you wondering what the people in New Brunswick are protesting?

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Earthquakes for everyone! Listen closely to the definition of ‘fresh water’.

democracynow

http://www.democracynow.org/

Safe? Huh? What’s your idea of safe?

Oh, please take note this is from MarathonOilCorp  The industry likes everyone to feel good. 🙂  It’s all safe. It’s all good. It all works perfectly. Smiley faces and jobs for everyone.

Hmm, I’m pretty sure I know why the comments for this video have been disabled. )

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Go away Mr. Gasland you’re not welcome.

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Discover Democracy Now!

The clip above was  Published on Jul 12, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Scientists are warning that the controversial practice of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may lead to far more powerful earthquakes than previously thought. Fracking injects millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth in order to break up shale rock and release natural gas. A new study published Thursday in the journal Science by a leading seismology lab warns that pumping water underground can induce dangerous earthquakes, even in regions not otherwise prone to tremors. The new report comes as Academy-Award-nominated director Josh Fox has released the sequel to his highly acclaimed documentary “Gasland,” which sparked a national discussion on fracking. The new film, “Gasland, Part 2” exposes how the gas industry and the government’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is highly suspect. He also discusses how drilling companies have admitted to having several former military psychological operations, or “psyops” specialists on staff, applying their skills in Pennsylvania to counter opponents of drilling. “What’s really disappointing about this is that this is a moment, when an American president has come forward and spoken about climate change, and exhibited his obvious and earnest desire to take on the problem, however, the emphasis on frack gas makes this plan entirely the wrong plan,” says Fox, noting that methane released from fracking sites is more potent than other greenhouse gases. “Moving from coal to frack gas doesn’t give you any climate benefit at all. So the plan should be about how we’re moving off of fossil fuels and onto alternate energy.”

See more Josh Fox interviews and fracking reports on Democracy Now! at
http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc….

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday.

FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:
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Still confused?

Well, would you drill a hundred foot deep hole into your kitchen floor and pour water, sand and a chemical cocktail down it? Would you?

Idle No More Solidarity Actions:

48 ELSIPOGOTG ANTI-FRACKING SOLIDARITY ACTIONS

http://www.idlenomore.ca/45_elsipogotg_anti_fracking_solidarity_actions

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30 Actions in Solidarity

http://www.popularresistance.org/30-actions-in-solidarity-with-mikmaq-anti-fracking-protest/

Contact the New Brunswick Premier to express your concern over the government and RCMP’s actions against the Mi’kmaq.

New Brunswick Premier – David Alward
premier@gnb.ca
Phone: (506) 453-2144
Fax : (506) 453-7407

Sign the Lead Now Petition:  Tell the RCMP: Don’t violently intervene in peaceful First Nations protests.  

Learn about some of the background on the Elsipogtog resistance:  http://sacredfirenb.wordpress.com/

–from Yes! Magazine  The need for peaceful coexistence and much more.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/indigenous-activist-ellen-gabriel-why-i-m-in-solidarity-with-anti-fracking-protestors?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=20131019

From London:

Yes, New Brunswick, London is watching.

25th Polish Film Festival in America, 8-24 November 2013, Chicago ~ Film screening list

Okay some  information regarding the showing of  

MESMERIZING FILM IMAGINE BY ANDRZEJ JAKIMOWSKI AT THE 25TH POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN AMERICA TOMORROW

IMAGINE, a new film by Andrzej Jakimowski will have its only screening tomorrow, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM. in Muvico Rosemont 18. The special presentation is sponsored by Kraff Eye Institute.

The plot is set in a well-known Lisbon clinic for visually impaired where Ian, a new instructor, begins to teach special orientation to his international group of blind patients. For him, the keys to getting around and living a fulfilling life are the mind and the imagination, and not sensory perception. However, his methods – although successful – prove to be too challenging for his patients.

Jakimowski’s masterful treatment of the material – says one film critic – takes IMAGINE up to new heights of a lyrical metaphor about trust, the sense of reality, perspectives and coping in life.

Andrzej Jakimowski (b. 1963) is one of the most outstanding Polish filmmakers. His debut film Squint Your Eyes and later internationally-acclaimed Tricks received enthusiastic welcome from audiences and film critics worldwide and were widely awarded. IMAGINE is selected for this year’s European Film Awards.

The screening’s sponsor Kraff Eye Institute is a leading pioneer in laser vision correction. The Chicago-based Kraff Eye Institute has long sought to improve the vision of its patients, always putting their safety, quality of vision and experience first. Its physicians take the time to educate their patients about the latest techniques and technology for laser correction and treatment of cataracts. The Kraff name has become synonymous with pioneering bold, new techniques and providing the highest quality, most contemporary care available in ophthalmology internationally and throughout Chicago.

Muvico Rosemont 18 is located at 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave. by River Rd. South exit from I-90. The theatre has ample parking, complimentary with parking ticket validation. The most elegant cinema centre offers fine dining in Bogart’s Bar and Grill.

Tickets can be purchased online @ www.pffamerica.com and over a phone at 773-486-9612 with any major credit card. The seats are unnumbered.

 The 25th Polish Film Festival in America sponsors are:  Polish Film Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Star-Tech Glass, BMO Harris Bank, State Farm Insurance, Muvico Theatres.The main media sponsor is itvn.

 

~~~Heads up, this post is an ongoing work in progress. I will continue adding trailers for films on this list as I view them on the tubes-of-you. ~~

The Polish Film Festival in America has announced a complete list of films which will be screened during the 25th edition of the festival, from November 8 to November 24, 2013.

FEATURE FILMS:

OPENING NIGHT FILM

WALESA. MAN OF HOPE
[WAŁĘSA. CZŁOWIEK Z NADZIEI]
dir. Andrzej Wajda
[2013, 127’]

Legendary Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda tackles the story of another of his country’s legends — former dockworker, Solidarity founder, and eventual Polish president Lech Walesa — in this epic, decade-spanning biopic.

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1939. THE SECRET OF WESTERPLATTE
[1939. TAJEMNICA WESTERPLATTE]
dir. Paweł Chochlew
[2013, 120′]

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Starring: Michał Żebrowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Borys Szyc, Jan Englert, Jakub Wesołowski, Robert Zołędziewski, Andrzej Grabowski, Mirosław Baka

At the Baltic banks of Westerplatte, on September 1, 1939, salvos of the largest Nazi vessel Schlezwig-Holstein “visiting” the harbor, announced the beginning of the WWII.
At the other end, about two hundred Polish soldiers heroically maintained their military foothold at the banks of Westerplatte, and within hours it became apparent that countless armored Nazi divisions were invading Poland.

Yet for seven days the Poles maintained their increasingly suicidal foothold. 1939. THE SECRET OF WESTERPLATTE is a war drama of the fight of two commanders and their men. A heroic struggle between opposing views on bravery – to fight to the last soldier or to save the men and surrender under overwhelming odds…

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AFTERMATH
[POKŁOSIE]
dir. Władysław Pasikowski
[2012, 107’]

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AUGUST’S SKY. 63 DAYS OF GLORY

[SIERPNIOWE NIEBO. 63 DNI CHWAŁY]
dir. Ireneusz Dobrowolski
[2013, 75′]

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BACZYŃSKI
dir. Kordian Piwowarski
[2013, 69’]

A multi-layered biographical film about the legendary, young, Polish poet who fought in Warsaw Uprising. A poetic journey through his life and works.

featuring poetry slammers:
Weronika Lewandowska,Janusz Jamanta Kulesza,Jan Gabriel Szutkowski,Jan Paweł Kowalewicz,Grzegorz Bruszewski,Kuba Przybyłowski,Mateusz Andała,Michał Czaja,Kamila Janiak, Marta Marciniak

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BEJBI  BLUES / Baby Blues
dir. Katarzyna Rosłaniec
[2012, 105]

HDzwiastunyPL

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DECEIVED
[OSZUKANE]
dir. Marcin Solarz
[2013, 90’]

HeliosPolska

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FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS
[PŁYNĄCE WIEŻOWCE]
dir. Tomasz Wasilewski
[2013, 93′]

FLYING BLIND
[ZAŚLEPIONA]
dir. Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
[2013, 88‘]

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GABRIEL
dir. Michał Haremski
[2013, 90’]

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IMAGINE
dir. Andrzej Jakimowski
[2012, 105’]

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IN HIDING
[W UKRYCIU]

dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński

[2013, 103’]                   
             

IN THE NAME OF…
[W IMIĘ…]
dir. Małgośka Szumowska
[2013, 102”]

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LASTING
[NIEULOTNE]
dir. Jacek Borcuch
[2013, 97′]

 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Two Polish students fall in love with each other during a holiday in Spain. But a horrible accident ruins their relationship and their plans. A thrilling existential drama in which fate seems to overcome the best-laid plans of men.

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LIFE FEELS GOOD
[CHCE SIĘ ŻYĆ]
dir. Maciej Pieprzyca
[2013, 107′]

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LOVING
[MIŁOŚĆ]
dir. Sławomir Fabicki
[2012, 105’]

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PAPUSZA
dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
[2013, 131’]

NEXTFILMPL

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SIBERIAN EXILE
[SYBERIADA POLSKA]
dir. Janusz Zaorski
[2013, 125’]

HeliosPolska

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SUMMER IN THE CITY
[LATO W MIEŚCIE]
dir. Agnieszka Gomułka
[2012, 91′]

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THE CLOSED CIRCUIT
[UKŁAD ZAMKNIĘTY]
dir. Ryszard Bugajski
[2013, 110’]

 CDPPL

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THE GIRL FROM A WARDROBE
[DZIEWCZYNA Z SZAFY]
dir. Bodo Kox
[2012, 90′]

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THE LAST FLOOR
[OSTATNIE PIĘTRO]
dir. Tadeusz Król
[2013, 84′]

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THE PHOTOGRAPH
[ZDJĘCIE]
dir. Maciej Adamek
[2012, 82′]

TheGoldenApricot·

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THE VULTURE
[SĘP]
dir. Eugeniusz Korin
[2012, 133′]

Movie Trailers Boulevard·

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VIVA BELARUS
dir. Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
[2012, 98’]

WARSAW 1935 in 3D
[WARSZAWA 1935]
dir. Tomasz Gomoła
[2013, 20′] 3D

DestinationPoland

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SILENT FILM:

PAN TADEUSZ +
dir. Ryszard Ordyński
[1928, 124’]

  + No English subtitles.

SHORT FILMS:

HOW DEEP IS AN OCEAN?
[JAK GŁĘBOKI JEST OCEAN?]
dir. Filip Syczyński
[2013, 30’]

MAGMA
dir. Paweł Maślona
[2013, 30′]

MY NAME IS ASIA
[MAM NA IMIĘ ASIA]
dir. Balbinka Korzeniowska
[2013, 10’]

STATTERING LOVE
[JĄKAJĄCA SIĘ MIŁOŚĆ]
Dir.  Jan Czarlewski
[2013, 20’]

STEEL WILL
[SIŁA WOLI]
dir. Piotr Grajnert
[2012, 14′]

THE BIG LEAP
[WIELKI SKOK]
dir. Kristoffer Rus
[2013, 15’]

THE EASTER CRUMBLE
[MAZUREK]
dir. Julia Kolberger
[2013, 30’]

DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

 A DOUBLE LIFE OF PIOTR S.
[PODWÓJNE ŻYCIE PIOTRA S.]
dir. Alina Mrowińska
[2012, 52’]

A PROMISE OF CHILDHOOD
[OBIETNIA DZIECIŃSTWA]
dir. Piotr Morawski
[2013, 52′]

ALBERT CINEMA
dir. Agnieszka Zwiefka
[2012, 52′]

BAD BOY. HIGH SECURITY CELL
[BAD BOY. CELA DLA NIEBEZPIECZNYCH]
dir. Janusz Mrozowski
[2012, 77′]

BELOVED RECIDIVISTS
[KOCHANI RECYDYWIŚCI]
dir. Irena Morawska, Jerzy Morawski
[2013, 49′]

CRISIS MANAGEMENT
[SPOSÓB NA KRYZYS]
dir.  IVO KARDEL
[2013, 51′]

DAD’S RETURN
[POWRÓT TATY]
dir. BARBARA MEDAJSKA
[2012, 5′]

ENTANGLED
[UWIKŁANI]
dir. Lidia Duda
[2012, 51′]

FATHER AND SON
[OJCIEC I SYN]
dir. Paweł Łoziński
[2013, 52′]

F*CK FOR FOREST
dir. Michał Marczak
[2012, 82′]

HONOR OF THE CITY. THE STORY OF THE WARSAW UPRISING
[HONOR MIASTA. HISTORIA POWSTANIA WARSZAWSKIEGO]
dir. Eugene Starky
[2013, 50’]

I LOVE YOU LIKE IRELAND
[KOCHAM CIĘ JAK IRLANDIĘ]
dir. ALEKSANDER DEMBSKI
[2013, 45′]

IN THE EYE OF WARSAW HAIRDRESSER
[OKIEM WARSZAWSKIEGO FRYZJERA]
dir. Jakub Polakowski, Magdalena Pytlakowska
[2013, 29′]

INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC SAMOSIUK
[NIEZALEŻNA REPUBLIKA SAMOSIUK]
dir. Adam Lewandowski
[2012, 28’]

LEADERS
[PRZYWÓDCY]
dir. Paweł Ferdek
[2013, 52′]

LOVE
[MIŁOŚĆ]
dir. Filip Dzierżawski
[2013, 91′]

MAESTRO RODZINSKI
dir. Bożena Garus-Hockuba
[2012, 58’]

MIŁOSZ
dir. Katarzyna Gondek
[2013, 60′]

MUNDIAL. THE HIGHEST STAKES
[MUNDIAL. GRA O WSZYSTKO]
dir. Michał Bielawski
[2013, 97’]

PALACE
[PAŁAC]
dir. TOMASZ WOLSKI
[2012, 82’]

PRE MORTEM
dir. Konrad Łęcki
[2013, 30′]

ROTEM
dir. Agnieszka Arnold
[2012, 77’]

SECRETS OF LOVE
[SEKRETY MIŁOŚCI]
dir. Krystian Matysek
[2012, 88’]

SHORT VAMPIRES’ CHRONICLES
[KRÓTKIE KRONIKI WAMPIRÓW]
dir. Beata Postnikoff
[2012, 12′]

THE FOURTH PARTITION
[CZWARTA DZIELNICA]
dir. Adrian Prawica
[2013, 75’]

THE PLEDGE
[CYROGRAF]
dir. Igor Mołedecki
[2012, 38’]

THE STRATEGIST
[STRATEG]
dir. Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska
[2013, 89’]

TO FREE A BUTTERFLY
[UWOLNIĆ MOTYLA]
dir. Joanna Frydrych
[2012, 45′]

TRACES
[ŚLADY]
dir. Robert Gliński
[2012, 50′]

VOICES
[GŁOSY]
dir. Konrad Szołajski
[2013, 35′]

YOU GONNA BE A LEGEND, MAN
[BĘDZIESZ LEGENDĄ CZŁOWIEKU]
dir. Marcin Koszałka
[2012, 75′]

The CZECH SHOWCASE:

BURNING BUSH – PART 1, 2, 3
[PŁONĄCY KRZEW – CZĘŚĆ 1, 2, 3]
dir. Agnieszka Holland
[2013, 82’, 72’, 78’]

IN THE SHADOW
[W CIENIU]
dir. David Ondricek
[2012, 106′]

POLISH FILM
[POLSKI FILM]
dir. Marek Najbrt
[2012, 113′]

25th PFFA venues are:

Muvico Rosemont 18 (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont)
Facets Cinematheque (1517 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago)
Gallery Theatre (1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)

The 25th PFFA major sponsors are: Polish Film Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Star-Tech Glass, BMO Harris Bank, State Farm Insurance, Muvico Theatres.

Main media sponsor is itvn.

For more information, please call 773-486-9612.

25th Polish Film Festival in America
1112 N. MIlwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: +17734869612
E-mail: pffamerica@pffamerica.com
http://www.pffamerica.com

Wolves: Musical Theme Selection~~ Complete with a sleigh ride and “bells” ~Only in Poland, of course.

by Leslie White http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/

wolf summer

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hot paws clawing

succulent mud digits seeps

moon flower lake lights

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Bearspawprint’s music theme selection, Wolves,  can’t quite speak for themselves.  They’re being hunted by “us” for no sane reason. “6,000 permits to kill 625 wolves”? What is that about?  Wolves need our help to survive.   In addition to the music there are links to groups on Facebook for more community alliance information and actions.  I’ve included  two extra films for more information and education.

If you’re on the fence or indifferent, consider this: which predator is wiping out the other species on the planet?

Off the fence yet?

Howling for Justice http://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/

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Wolves Touch ~ The Mountains Will Remember

arass9 upload

Wolves are VERY intelligent, probably in the top 10 of the World’s most intelligent creatures.
However, they are also in the top 10 most MISUNDERSTOOD animals. Save the wolves before it is too late!

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Wolf – Native American  – Sacred Spirit – Yeha Noha

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Documentary:
– En Compagnie Des Loups
Song:
– Yeha-Noha
Artist:
– Sacred Spirit

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Wolf Song Celtic version I Am the Vocie by Celtic Woman

paxas03 upload

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“You Can’t Take Me”  Wolf’s Rain

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Anime Wolves “Bring Me To LIfe”

All drawings belong to their rightful owners.
Song:Bring me to Life
Copyright of Evanescence
This video was made for entertainment uses only!!!!!
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White Fang music video
JayFoxFire upload
Song: Mummer’s Dance by loreena mckennitt
White Fang by Disney
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Running With Wolves in Poland   “Bells” music
A sled ride through the forest with a pack of semi-wild wolves.
These young wolves were part of a re-introduction scheme and have since been released into the wild, the conservation director was familiar to them and they seemed happy to follow the sled through the forest as long as he was present.
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A few Wolf Links:
Info from Facebook pages.
We are dedicated to preserving the wolf and its historic range as part of our national heritage. This grassroots effort is supported by ordinary citizens who seek to promote positive attitudes about wolves and to support wolf conservation efforts in all areas included in its historic range.
Good Wolf  
Understanding, appreciating, and saving the majestic wolf. Join us on Causes athttp://www.causes.com/goodwolf and on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/GoodWolfPAC
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Our mission is to convey the true nature of the wolf and correct the misconceptions spawned by fairy tales, legends, fear-mongering, semantics, and willful misinformation maligning the wolf by private and political agendas.

The Wolf Army 
http://www.thewolfarmy.com
The Wolf Army aims to save the Wolf from further persecution and extinction by establishing a vast network of people, pooling skills, knowledge, contacts, economic and political power to reach our aim.
Event for Oct. 12 
The Northwoods Wolf Alliance, a grassroots coalition of Anishinaabeg people and their allies working to protect the gray wolf, will hold a rally and march starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The group wants to stop Minnesota’s wolf season, which opens Nov. 9.- See more at:http://samcook.areavoices.com/2013/10/09/group-plans-rally-to-protest-minnesota-wolf-season/#sthash.jq1erPfU.dpuf
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Republicans in Wisconsin like writing legislation in secret.  * They had attorneys and Legislative staffers write the most recent redistricting bill in private law firm offices – – earning a tongue-lashing from a US District Court Judge appointed by Ronald Reagan.
* They let an out-of-state coal mining company work behind closed doors to help write the iron ore mining bill.* And you can put the 2012 wolf hunt law on the list of Wisconsin legislative legerdemain, according to comments in minutes of a public, all-day, April 21, 2012 Wisconsin Wolf Stakeholders Committee meeting in Wausau.
Twenty representatives from the DNR, and a wide variety of environmental, Native American, conservation, animal, hunting, and other organizations attended the meeting, along with DNR facilitators and additional staffers.
Read more:http://thepoliticalenvironment.blogspot.com/2013/10/who-wrote-wi-wolf-hunt-bill-insiders.html
*Washington’s Own Wandering Wolves
Oregon’s OR-7 has garnered national headlines and even his own Twitter handle after making his way from Oregon into the Golden State and now back.But new map shows how radio-collared Washington wolves have been tracked sojourning great distances, as well.
Read more: http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/washingtons-own-wandering-wolf/
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Howling for Wolves  –Note Petition to stop Wolf Hunt scheduled for Nov.9 —  Anyone from America and other countries can sign it.
http://www.howlingforwolves.org/
Petition  http://www.howlingforwolves.org/letter
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Living With Wolves
Wolf upload
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In the Valley of the Wolves –Nature documentary
Add Media
lionsfightingtodeath
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For more Wolves music you’re invited to visit:
Bearspawprint
http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/music-themes-wolves/
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Willow    http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/theme-everything-wolves/
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Johnny  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/wolves-music-theme-for-october-11-2013/
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http://slpmartin.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/hunting-license/#comment-24420

Solidarnosc, Solidarnosc, … / Solidarity, Solidarity… = 13 little flicks about Poland in 1980. Pierogies for everybody!

Solidarity, Solidarity …

Solidarnosc, Solidranosc..

 

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All of the following  information regarding the film is from The Polish Film Festival site:

http://www.pffamerica.com/solidarnosc.htm

 

Polish Film Festival 2005  Solidarity, Solidarity

SOLIDARITY, SOLIDARITY…
SOLIDARNOŚĆ, SOLIDARNOŚĆ…

Thirteen most eminent Polish film directors made their short films in the common effort to answer one question: “What does ‘Solidarity’ mean today?” Their responses differ as much as the directors and films included in the project. However, all of them refer to the great spontaneous social outbreak of 1980. The emergence of “Solidarity” inspired the changes in Europe, the new world for future generations. We have here short features, documentary impressions as well as a musical. Aside from some pathos, there is also irony and bitter reflection over the wasted opportunities. A fascinating, surprising and uncompromising, true and honest film…

Trzynastu wybitnych polskich reżyserów filmowych nakręciło trzynaście odrębnych nowel filmowych, które łączy próba odpowiedzi na pytanie: co dla mnie znaczy dzisiaj “Solidarność”. Odpowiedzi różnią się tak jak różni są twórcy tych krótkich filmów. Dla wszystkich jednak punktem odniesienia jest spontaniczny ruch społeczny 1980 roku. Powstanie “Solidarności” zainicjowało tworzenie nowego porządku w Europie, upadek systemu totalitarnego. Jest to film o wielkim heroicznym triumfie, ale też nie pozbawiony goryczy. Film wieloznaczny, niekiedy zaskakujący, fascynujący swoją szczerością i bezkompromisowością.

SUSHI 7 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Juliusz Machulski SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Juliusz Machulski, Jarosław Sokół CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Edward Kłosiński MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc
EDITING / MONTAŻ: Milenia Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Katarzyna Herman (Majka), Marek Kondrat (Marek), Robert Więckiewicz (Andrzej)

Marek, a film producer, gets an offer to make a short film about “Solidarity”. He hires advertising specialists to help him. They try out to find together what “Solidarity” has given them…

Producent filmowy Marek otrzymuje propozycję zrealizowania krótkiego filmu o “Solidarności”. Do pomocy angażuje przyjaciół, specjalistów działających głównie w reklamie. Wspólnie
zastanawiają się, co im dała “Solidarność”.

A SACK
TORBA
9 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Andrzej Jakimowski
SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Andrzej Jakimowski CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Adam Bajerski MUSIC / MUZYKA: Tomasz Gąsiorowski EDITING / MONTAŻ: Milenia Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński
CAST / OBSADA: Krzysztof Kiersznowski (Older Żul), Rafał
Guźniczak (Younger Żul), Lesław Żurek (Student)

Two thieves steal a young man’s bag in the train. To their disappointment, there are only underground leaflets printed on the home printer. The thieves’ victim gets arrested at the next train station. One of the thieves shows unexpected nobleness.

Dwaj złodziej kradną w pociągu torbę współpasażerowi. Ku ich rozczarowaniu, w środku są “tylko” ulotki odbite na powielaczu. Pozbawiony torby młody chłopak zostaje mimo to aresztowany na kolejnej stacji przez tajniaków. W jednym ze złodziei budzi się na chwilę szlachetniejszy odruch.

BOARDS
TABLICE
7 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Jerzy Domaradzki SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Jerzy Domaradzki, Zbigniew Wichłacz CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Zbigniew Wichłacz MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Milenia Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Bartek Turzyński (Student Rybicki), Daniel Zawadzki (Student Grzywaczewski)

The story of the writing boards where the striking Gdansk Shipyard workers – with the two students’s help – wrote their demands and hung them on the main shipyard gate. On the first day of the martial law in Poland, the secret police stole the boards from the Maritime Museum. They did not know that they stole fake ones. The real ones were taken and hidden earlier by the museum’s curator.

Opowieść o historii tablic, na których – z pomocą dwóch studentów – strajkujący stoczniowcy z Gdańska spisali swoje postulaty, a następnie wywiesili je na bramie stoczni. Pierwszego dnia stanu wojennego z Muzeum Morskiego zabrali je funkcjonariusze SB. Nie wiedzieli jednak, że to kopie. Oryginały wywiózł wcześniej kustosz.

THE BIG DIPPER WIELKI WÓZ 11 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Jan Jakub Kolski SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Jan Jakub Kolski CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Michał Pakulski MUSIC / MUZYKA: Zygmun Konieczny EDITING / MONTAŻ: Witold Chomiński PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Michał Kwieciński CAST / OBSADA: Maciej Zakościelny (Janek), Cezary Łukaszewicz (Rudy), Eryk Lubos (Staszek), Wojciech Solarz (Włodek)

In the summer 1980, the group of three polish cave explorers becomes stranded underground. While waiting for help, they learn about signing the Gdansk Agreement between the workers and the government. It starts the discussuion about economical and political situation in Poland, about their hopes and dreams. Among the cave explorers is student Janek, means Jan Jakub Kolski – the director of this film.

Latem 1980 r. we włoskich Alpach trzech młodych polskich grotołazów podczas eksplorowania jaskini zostaje uwięzionych pod ziemią. Oczekując na pomoc, dowiadują się o podpisaniu porozumień sierpniowych. Staje się to pretekstem do rozmowy o sytuacji społeczno-politycznej w Polsce, ich nadziejach i marzeniach. Jeden z nich to student Janek, czyli Jan Jakub Kolski – reżyser tego filmu.

A BALLPEN DŁUGOPIS 8 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Piotr Trzaskalski SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Wojciech Lepianka, Piotr Trzaskalski CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Piotr Śliskowski MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Cezary Kowalczuk PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Waldemar Czyszak (Janusz), Elżbieta Okupska (Wife), Mirosław Neinert (Friend)

Janusz is trying to sell huge plastic ballpens with a picture of Pope JohnPaul II on them, but he is not very succesfull. His business improves significantly when Lech Wałęsa, a Solidarity leader, signs the Gdansk Agreement with such a ballpen.

Janusz chce się dorobić na wielkich, plastikowych długopisach z wizerunkiem papieża, nikt ich jednak nie kupuje. Przełom następuje w chwili, gdy takim długopisem Lech Wałęsa podpisuje porozumienia sierpniowe.

PETROL
BENZYNA
9 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Filip Bajon SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Filip Bajon CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Bartosz Prokopowicz MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Michał Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Marcin Dorociński (Filip), Maciej Stuhr (Tomek), Agata Kulesza (Wife)

In August 1980, Filip and Tomek meet in the train going to the Coast. They both read “The Little Apocalypse” by Tadeusz Konwicki. Filip carries a petrol can with him. Tomek suspects that Filip wants to butrn himself alive, so he tries to stop him.

W sierpniu 1980 r. w pociągu jadącym na Wybrzeże spotykają się dwaj młodzi ludzie: Tomek i Filip. Obaj czytają “Małą apokalipsę” Tadeusza Konwickiego. Filip wiezie ze sobą kanister z benzyną. W trakcie rozmowy Tomek nabiera przekonania, że współpasażer chce dokonać samospalenia. W żarliwych słowach próbuje go powstrzymać.

TANKS CZOŁGI 6 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Krzysztof Zanussi SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Krzysztof Zanussi CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Edward Kłosiński MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Milenia Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Krzysztof Zanussi, Grzegorz Pacek (Assistant Director), Piotr Rękawik (Policeman)

In this short quasi-documentary, Krzysztof Zanussi ponders back to the winter of 1981 when he was shooting “From the Far Country”, the biography of John Paul II. In one of the scenes, when the extras were supposed to put on military German or Soviet Uniforms, everybody wanted to get the German one.

W paradokumentalnej etiudzie “Czołgi” Krzysztof Zanussi wraca wspomnieniami do czasów, gdy zimą 1981 r. realizował w Krakowie zdjęcia do biografii Jana Pawła II – “Z dalekiego kraju”. Gdy do jednej ze scen statyści mieli przywdziać mundury radzieckie i niemiec kie, wszystkie ręce wyciągnęły się po niemieckie.

LANDSCAPE KRAJOBRAZ 8 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Robert Gliński SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Robert Gliński CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Bartosz Prokopowicz MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Michał Fiedler PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński

“Landscape” by Robert Gliński shows the Gdans Shipyard as it is seen today: engine rroms covered with rust, empty docks and garbage flying in the air. This is a sad metaphor of what happen with “Solidarity”. There are only groups of international tourists who fill the space that used to be the place of origin of “Solidarity”. Most of the old workers are unemployed now.

“Krajobraz” Roberta Glińskiego ukazuje dzisiejszy obraz Stoczni Gdańskiej będący przygnębiającą metaforą tego, co stało się z “Solidarnością”. Rdzewiejące hale, puste doki, śmieci unoszone wiatrem. Po historycznej kolebce związku kręcą się tylko zagraniczne wycieczki. Dawni pracownicy są w większości bezrobotni.

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR SOLIDARITY? CO SIĘ STAŁO Z NASZĄ SOLIDARNOŚCIĄ 9 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Ryszard Bugajski SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Ryszard Bugajski CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Piotr Śliskowski MUSIC / MUZYKA: Jarosław Śmietana EDITING / MONTAŻ: Marcin “Kot” Bastkowski PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Michał Kwieciński CAST / OBSADA: Grzegorz Markowski, Bzyk, Guzik

Ryszard Bugajski made a video clip where Grzegorz Markowski, a rockman from the popular Polish band “Perfect”, along with the young rappers Bzyk and Guzik from Wu-Hae, sing about Polish history in the last 40 years.

Ryszard Bugajski zaproponował teledysk “Co się stało z naszą Solidarnością?”, w którym Grzegorz Markowski, wraz z dwoma młodymi raperami, (Bzyk i Guzik z zespołu Wu-Hae), dramatycznie wyśpiewał historię Polski ostatnich 40 lat.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I WIE PAN, CO? 8 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Jacek Bromski SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Jacek Bromski CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Marcin Koszałka MUSIC / MUZYKA: Henri Seroka EDITING / MONTAŻ: Agnieszka Glińska PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Michał Kwieciński
CAST / OBSADA: Janusz Gajos (Bank President), Krzysztof Stroiński (Roman), Anna Romantowska (Teresa), Anna Przybylska (Secretary)

Roman, once a political prisoner and now a businessman, applies for a loan from the bank. He meets with the bank president, a former communist party official and a prosecutor who in the past issued the warrant to arrest Roman. Now again he decides about Roman’s future.

Roman, przedsiębiorca i dawny więzień polityczny, udaje się do banku z podaniem o kredyt. Przyjmuje go prezes banku, dawny dygnitarz partyjny i prokurator, który kiedys wydał nakaz aresztowania Romana. Teraz znów ma zadecydować o jego przyszłości.

A SHORT STORY OF A BOARD KRÓTKA HISTORIA JEDNEJ TABLICY 5 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Feliks Falk SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Feliks Falk CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Edward Kłosiński MUSIC / MUZYKA: Bartłomiej Gliniak EDITING / MONTAŻ: Robert Gryka PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Michał Kwieciński CAST / OBSADA: Jacek Kałucki

This is an animated short film collage telling the story about the white board with the characteristic red sign “Solidarity” on it. After times of fight and euphoria of victory, the old symbols get forgotten. The white board with “Solidarity” sign is put for sale, but finally it lands in the prop room.

Etiuda animowana zrealizowana techniką kolażu opowiada historię białej tablicy z wypisaną charakterystycznymi, czerwonymi literami nazwą “Solidarność”. Po okresie walki i euforii zwycięstwa, mity i symbole stopniowo odchodzą w niepamięć. Wystawiona na sprzedaż tablica ląduje ostatecznie w rekwizytorni.

THE MAN OF HOPE CZŁOWIEK Z NADZIEI 10 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Andrzej Wajda SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Andrzej Wajda CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Edward Kłosiński MUSIC / MUZYKA: Michał Lorenc EDITING / MONTAŻ: Grażyna Gradoń PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Michał Kwieciński CAST / OBSADA: Lech Wałęsa , Andrzej Wajda , Krystyna Janda , Jerzy Radziwiłowicz

This film is a video recorded meeting between the director of “The Man of Iron”, Andrzej Wajda, and actors Krystyna Janda and Jerzy Radziwiłłowicz, who played main characters in “The Man of Iron”, with Lech Wałęsa, the Solidarity leader. The meeting took place in the huge, empty screening room of the “Neptun” theatre in Gdansk. In August 1980, when Wałęsa congratulated Wajda for making a great film about the August Events, he encouraged the famous director to shoot another film titled “The Man of Hope”, but it never happened. What would it be such film today?

“Człowiek z nadziei” Andrzeja Wajdy to zapis spotkania twórcy “Człowieka z żelaza” i pary odtwórców głównych ról – Krystyny Jandy i Jerzego Radziwiłowicza – z Lechem Wałęsą w wielkiej, pustej sali gdańskiego kina Neptun. W 1980 r., gratulując Wajdzie dzieła o sierpniowym zrywie, Wałęsa zachęcał go jednocześnie do nakręcenia kolejnego – “Człowieka z nadziei”. Film jednak do tej pory nie powstał. O czym byłby dziś?

THE FATHER OJCIEC 9 min. DIRECTION / REŻYSERIA: Małgorzata Szumowska SCRIPT / SCENARIUSZ: Małgorzata Szumowska CINEMATOGRAPHY / ZDJĘCIA: Michał Englert MUSIC / MUZYKA: Paweł Mykietyn EDITING / MONTAŻ: Jacek Drosio PRODUCED BY / PRODUKCJA: TVP S.A., Apple Film Production PRODUCER / PRODUCENT: Dariusz Jabłoński CAST / OBSADA: Kazimierz Borowiec (Father), Maja Ostaszewska (Maja), Zosia Fuglewicz (Maja as a Girl), Klaudia Krupa (Maja 15 years old)

In this dramatized short documentary, the director Małgorzata Szumowska utilized the archival films shot by her father, a well-known documentary filmmaker. A 30-year-old woman tells the story how “Solidarity” influenced her family’s life, particularly her idealistic father’s one. He never benefited directly from the political changes. His only reward is that his daughter lives in a free country.

Cykl solidarnościowych etiud zamyka fabularyzowany dokument “Ojciec” Małgorzaty Szumowskiej, która wykorzystała materiały archiwalne nakręcone przez swego ojca, znanego dokumentalistę. Trzydziestoletnia kobieta opowiada o tym, jak “Solidarność” zmieniła życie jej rodziny, a zwłaszcza ojca – idealisty, któremu przemiany polityczne nie przyniosły żadnych bezpośrednich korzyści. Jedyną nagrodą jest życie jego córki w wolnym kraju.

 

 

 

Are you slippery when wet? “It’s All About the Water” : Free concert, August 31, Hot Springs, SD.

Yes, the Clean Water Alliance, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sandtuary and local musicians have teamed up once again to get the info out about the threat of Uranium Mining coming to the Black Hill region by –of course–a Canadian company, Powertech.  Canada–what a place–it’s the home of the Tar Sands and birthplace of Idle No More.  If you know the score it’s a chance to get refreshed. If you’re out of the intel loop, it’s time to get clued in. Because you too need water to live.

From Press Release:

WE ARE THE LAND, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills” documentary video short by Christopher Crosby will be presented at IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER, a free concert on Saturday, Aug 31 2013 – Red Rock River Resort, 603 N. River Hot Springs, SD. 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
The free concert will feature local musical artists, Gardner Gray, Mike Linderman, Evan Christenson and others.
“We Are The Land, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills” was produced by Karla LaRive, Susan Watt and The Institute of Range and American Mustang in 2011 at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs South Dakota.

 

Concerned Citizens of the Southern Hills presents IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER concert Red Rock River Resort
Hot Springs South Dakota Saturday, August 31 2013 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Katyn Forest Knows, O Yes, She Does

 Katyn Forest Knows, O Yes, She Does

 one bullet each

390 one night

did the trees weep

shudder, cringe, flinch

year rings holding knowledge

still men hold close in secret keeps

thereafter

250 single bullets

shot after shot methodically delivered

nothing random night to night

light no chance plays

did the night birds sing

warnings prayers

mourning dawns

250 trigger pulls

no sharing, one per each uniform head

no trip wires

no mines

hand held small gun

execution after identification

leading minds need dying

250 uniformed

Poles of whom thou shall not speak

1940 in Katyn Forest 22,000 lying

know you no you know

NKVD drains brains blood

counting seventy years denying

genocide claims no one owns

but

Katyn Forest knows all

o yes she does

listen close

songs

dying roots embraced

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Wikipedia page for 2007 film https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy%C5%84_(film)

Katyn is available with English subtitles via that company with the little red envelopes.

With English subtitles:

In Polish:

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From Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

According to a report from 19 November 1939, the NKVD had about 40,000 Polish POWs: about 8,000–8,500 officers and warrant officers, 6,000–6,500 police officers and 25,000 soldiers and NCOs who were still being held as POWs.[1][13][22] In December, a wave of arrests took into custody some Polish officers who were not yet imprisoned, Ivan Serov reported to Lavrentiy Beria on 3 December that “in all, 1,057 former officers of the Polish Army had been arrested”.[10] The 25,000 soldiers and non-commissioned officers were assigned to forced labors (road construction, heavy metallurgy).[10]

Once at the camps, from October 1939 to February 1940, the Poles were subjected to lengthy interrogations and constant political agitation by NKVD officers such as Vasily Zarubin. The prisoners assumed that they would be released soon, but the interviews were in effect a selection process to determine who would live and who would die.[23][24] According to NKVD reports, if the prisoners could not be induced to adopt a pro-Soviet attitude, they were declared “hardened and uncompromising enemies of Soviet authority”.[23]

On 5 March 1940, pursuant to a note to Joseph Stalin from Beria, four members of the Soviet Politburo – Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov, and Anastas Mikoyan – signed an order to execute 25,700 Polish “nationalists and counterrevolutionaries” kept at camps and prisons in occupied western Ukraine and Belarus.[25][c] The reason for the massacre, according to historian Gerhard Weinberg, was that Stalin wanted to deprive a potential future Polish military of a large portion of its talent:

“It has been suggested that the motive for this terrible step [the Katyn massacre] was to reassure the Germans as to the reality of Soviet anti-Polish policy. This explanation is completely unconvincing in view of the care with which the Soviet regime kept the massacre secret from the very German government it was supposed to impress…. A more likely explanation is that… [the massacre] should be seen as looking forward to a future in which there might again be a Poland on the Soviet Union’s western border. Since he intended to keep the eastern portion of the country in any case, Stalin could be certain that any revived Poland would be unfriendly. Under those circumstances, depriving it of a large proportion of its military and technical elite would make it weaker”.[26]

In addition, Soviets realized that the prisoners constituted a large body of trained and motivated Poles who would not accept a Fourth Partition of Poland.[1]

Kaytn En Castellano

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