City Music

City Music ~~

There are all kinds of tunes about urban landscapes.  A multitude of activities takes place within city landscapes. Everything is reflected in music in all genres.  

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Redlight King ~ City Life

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Where would we be without some serious city angst?

Raining in Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows, August and Everything After  <<– A most excellent album with nary a ‘miss’ among any of its songs. Well worth listening to en toto.

 

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Anyone in the market for some higher education history? Universities and colleges are small cities within cities and towns. Hence, the inclusion of Ohio.

In Kent, Ohio, Non-violent students encountered the National Guard’s fully loaded guns.

Ohio [Kent, Ohio location of Kent State University] ~ written by Neil Young, performed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Mark Daniels

Kent State Shootings historical information including list of the dead and wounded:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings

The shootings led to protests on college campuses throughout the United States, and a student strike, causing more than 450 campuses across the country to close with both violent and non-violent demonstrations.[9] A common sentiment was expressed by students at New York University with a banner hung out of a window which read, “They Can’t Kill Us All.”[37] On May 8, eleven people were bayonetted at the University of New Mexico by the New Mexico National Guard in a confrontation with student protesters.[38] Also on May 8, an antiwar protest at New York’s Federal Hall held at least partly in reaction to the Kent State killings was met with a counter-rally of pro-Nixon construction workers (organized by Peter J. Brennan, later appointed U.S. Labor Secretary by President Nixon), resulting in the “Hard Hat Riot“.

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Samba de Janeiro ~ Bellini —-Dancing in the streets aka it’s time for a flash mobbing to work out some stress. Yes, you too can dance at your pc. How can you resist?

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Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell ~ Dangerous Moonlight.  Ah, a little history, a little romance, a little movie making….

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A lot of people in cities dream of being elsewhere. Sometimes survival forces people to strange places.

City of Chicago ~ Christy Moore

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It’s about time for some cello joy. Right? Definitely.

Berlin, Germany ~ Original song for 12 cellos and a kick drum  by The Piano Guys.

If you click-through to listen at YouTube you’ll find a great deal of  information about the creation of the song and the locations in the video.

“Berlin” written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson (A PianoGuys Original Composition)

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For some reason this song wandered into my brain-maze and loitered long enough to act as a prompt for this musical ‘theme’ round.

Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Under the Bridge ~City of Angels

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Okay, I confess, the video images convinced me to include this made for a film song by The Boss.

Bruce Springsteen ~ The Streets of Philadelphia

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In the mood for romance in Paris? Or just ready to rest your feet?

Paris Nocturne ~ Dan Fogelberg & Tim Wiseberg

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from their 1978 collaboration album
“Twin Sons of Different Mothers”

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The lyrics, the images and the tone just wouldn’t go away, so this tune is here.

Mattafix ~ Big City Life

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You’re invited to share your city songs at will.

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I wonder what cities Bear has been exploring : Careful, it’s intense, http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/koyaanisqatsi/#comment-13603

 

Classical? Will Chopin, a little cello, The Pianist from Warsaw Radio, and maybe a train ride do it for you? ~ Oh yes, of course, this is a Music Theme for December 18, 2013.

Perhaps I should say a few words about how and why we’re here in classical music land. Or maybe not. Johnny picked it. Yes, the R.E.M man selected this Classical Music Theme.  Time for a non sequitur: I’m partial to certain music at certain times. While doing this post I indulged in Chopin, animation and a piece about history which found its way into book and film art via The Pianist.  One could truly go wild with this classical theme. Let’s face it, we could be all over the globe with classic this and classical that. At the moment, about all I can muster is a slow waltz. But the once scandalous waltz is better than nothing, is it not?

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Chopin ~ Fantasie Impromtu  A short animated film in black in white in honor of keyboards of all instruments.

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Chopin ~ Waltz Op Posth. in A minor  

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On The Waltz from Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltz

In the 1771 German novel Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim by Sophie von La Roche, a high-minded character complains about the newly introduced waltz among aristocrats thus: “But when he put his arm around her, pressed her to his breast, cavorted with her in the shameless, indecent whirling-dance of the Germans and engaged in a familiarity that broke all the bounds of good breeding—then my silent misery turned into burning rage.”[4]

Vraschta’s Waltz [Improvised] – by Alexy Papazian

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Shocking many when it was first introduced,[10] the waltz became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, spreading to many other countries in the years to follow. It became fashionable inBritain during the Regency period, having been made respectable by the endorsement of Dorothea Lieven, wife of the Russian ambassador.[11]Almack’s, the most exclusive club in London, permitted the waltz from about 1812 on, though the entry in the Oxford English Dictionary shows that it was considered “riotous and indecent” as late as 1825.

What would they make of Lady Gaga and Madonna and the rest of the sex song singers? Hmm. There might be a lot of bonfires……..

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Departures ~ Cello solo ~ Ave Maria Gounod and movie theme.  We’re all born and we all die. It’s good to go out in style.  When his music world goes bust, a cellist has to find another way to put rice and fish on the kitchen table.  A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

How many stars do I give Departures as a film? *****  5 out of 5. IMDb  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1069238/

Ala Braulio

Geese? Geese? Yes, Geese again.

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Liszt in (less than) 200 seconds  Yeah, musicians have always been HOT STUFF–even way back then. I just could not resist sharing this creative music history lesson.  It’s fun. It won’t hurt.

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Mandelbrot Fractal Zoom: Bach, Fractals and the Art of Fugue —Fractals, math art, oh yeah, music deals with numbers and a lot of them. Huh, who knew? Maybe that’s why children who receive some form of music instruction while in school get stimulated to do things.  Oh I’m not saying what kind of things. Just things. Like thinking and such.

Harlan Brothers :

There is a poetic connection between the music of Bach and the famous fractal known as the Mandelbrot set. Bach’s compositions represented the height of Baroque sensibilities; intricacy, nested levels of adornment, and the suggestion of infinite space were compelling structural properties in the art and architecture of his day.

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The Lone Ranger & Tonto versus the Iron Horse Makers aka The Corrupt Military Industrial Complex ~~ Does Disney have any clue what a subversive film The Lone Ranger truly is?  I sincerely doubt it.  Neither do a lot of people who post bs on online about Depp’s makeup and the rest of the basically unimportant shyte. The important shyte is what’s going on–and still going– with the military industrial complex’s death grip on the world.  As for the music and the film, well,  hold onto your hat, because these guys are playing with dynamite! Not to mention that gun inside Red’s leg.

halonah paiss   “Guillermo Tell – Obertura – Gioacchino Rossini” 

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I can’t help but return to Chopin and a touch of history portrayed in film with this last piece. Here everything comes together–the actual pianist playing the music of specific historical moment in time. Can you imagine playing anything while under military attack?

The Pianist ~  W. Szpilman  Information on the film and the music ~> The Pianist on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pianist_(2002_film)

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Wladyslaw Szpilman plays F. Chopin: Nocturne C sharp-minor Op.[20] posth. Recorded in Warsaw at home in 1997. Cameraman Jaroslaw Mazur. Copyright 1998 by Andrzej Szpilman
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Wladek) played this music in the last live broadcast for the Polish Radio on 23.9.1939 . An hour later German bombs destroyed its power supply and the Warsaw Radio closed for long 6 years.

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Speaking of Warsaw Radio  — There is a new band which takes its name from the musicians who played on the Warsaw Radio Station in 1939. I stumbled upon the band while searching for another info video regarding the historical radio station. You can discover them online —>> http://www.warsaw-radio.com/ . Oh and they’re currently performing in the side bar videos. Their most recent video release is Light Up The Night and it’s headlining the recent post list aka mixed relish. Their music is  not classical, but the connection to the last musical selection above warrants drawing a line to their dot.  

Thanks Johnny.  I might never have discovered Warsaw Radio if not for your Classical Music Theme choice, and my own adherence to Dirk Gently’s holistic detective paradigm.  True story.  Yeah.

*** More Classic Links

Bear:  CLASSICAL   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/music-themes-classical/
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Johnny: CLASSICAL COMPOSITION    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/music-theme-december-18-classical-composition/
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Eva: CLASSICAL? WILL CHOPIN, A LITTLE CELLO, THE PIANIST FROM WARSAW RADIO, AND MAYBE A TRAIN RIDE DO IT FOR YOU? OH YES, OF COURSE, THIS IS A MUSIC THEME —                         https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/classical-will-chopin-a-little-cello-the-pianist-from-warsaw-radio-and-maybe-a-train-ride-do-it-for-you-oh-yes-of-course-this-is-a-music-theme-for-december-18-2013/
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Deborah:  home page    http://myriad234.wordpress.com/
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Willow:   home page    http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/
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D.S. Nelson: home    http://hatpaintladdersandwonkypooh.wordpress.com/

 

 

Musical Theme: Fire Ascent to the Higher Realms ~~ Sort of Sure Something Here Could Offend Someone Somewhere But Hear’s Hoping Not.

Okay, well, after a technical ‘fail’  this post is back–almost–minus one until found again. Definitely without all my chatter about it –for the moment.

Yes, this is the Ascent for Fire. I guess the first posting effort ascended somewhere other than ‘here.’

Now, interesting side notes to this post that doesn’t want to stay grounded:–I selected these pieces first. But my commentary for those other selections in that other post was completed first. Not sure I want to start reading anything into any of this, but it might be telling–or not.

For now.

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Mythical conceptualization of Fire.

Grandmother Spider Steals Fire   ~~ Choctaw Creation Story

Rene Rismondo·

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Fantasy Film Conceptualization of Fire. The Fire of creation in producing art and music.  Not to mention the fact that Ed Sheeran has FIRE red hair.  Yeah, he’s a Fire-Child for sure.

Ed Sheeran ~ I See Fire  ~ The Hobbit,  Desolation of Smaug

Peter Jackson

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Spiritual Conceptualization of Fire.

Serpent of Fire

Raven Lythrum

Lyrics
Serpent of Fire
Lyrics by Ricky Asmodeous and Raven Lythrum
Composed by Raven Lythrum

Your presence magnifies
A journey that shall not repeat
Part of it is you, and all of it is me
A potent energy, that set’s my wings free
I fly without thinking, you’ve set me free

Light all the embers
Set there a fire
Deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Drown me in water
My soul has grown dire
deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Is the serpent of fire

As I calm my mind I ascend
Burning on without an end
The seals have been torn away
I feel the heat and consummate
Through serpents eyes I rise, ignoring outside lies
Turning the led to gold, breaking the enemies hold

Light all the embers
Set there a fire
Deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Drown me in water
My soul has grown dire
deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Is the serpent of fire

The serpent shall blend and will mend
My mind as my soul ascends
The lies have been cleared from my path
So don’t run away from the past

Light all the embers
Set there a fire
Deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Drown me in water
My soul has grown dire
deep in my heart lies my soul’s desire
Is the serpent of fire

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Getting up close and very personal dancing with fire.

Spiral Fire Dance 

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http://www.spiralcircusarts.com ::: Spiral performing acrobatics, fire wand, single, and double fire hoops at the European Juggling Convention’s Fire Gala Show on August 4, 2012, held in the lovely castle plaza in Lublin, Poland.

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Concrete Conceptualization of Fire.

Adele~ Set Fire to the Rain  ~ Fire on ice? Why not? Let’s mix our elements why don’t we? Some water, some hot skating on ice and a passionate song. Oh this fire and rain does not flow according that by Mr. Jimmy Taylor.

Rebecca Neudorfer

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Flame Dance

Two flames dance into the night One steps to the left, the other leaps right Winds of change provide food for flight No way of knowing what sparks may ignite

Separating… merging… as if on cue Dressed in golds and red-hot blues Tempestuous, breath-taking, move after move No plan, no rehearsal… It’s die or do

Each step, each flame, fueled by desire She builds him up, he lifts her higher Mesmerized gazes wonder what will transpire Will they simply burn out? or spread like wildfire?

breathe in….           step left…. breathe out….            leap higher

                      breathe in….                              burn out….                        breathe in….                               burn brighter

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[For some reason this is not appearing as it does at SMJ’s blogcasa. but I think this physical shape is very interesting. For the original form as intended by the poet herself look here—>> http://samanthamariahjane.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/flame-dance/ ]

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Conceptualization of the Fire of love.

June Carter Cash ~ Ring of Fire 

Most people associate this song with Johnny Cash. I connect it with June because it is her creation.  Interesting how the singer goes ‘down’ while the flames go ‘higher’.

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Conceptualization of Concrete Fire literally in the hole— as in the coal mine along with inspiration, protest against exploitation, fire inside and out and deep in the ground.

Hazel Dickens  ~ Fire in the Hole

More about that coal fire issue regarding energy and music:  Rock Music and Solar Panels –pop rock music makes them work ‘better’–who knew? 🙂  http://climatecrocks.com/2013/11/22/here-comes-the-sun-rock-music-jumpstarts-solar-panels/

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Links to other Musical Theme Players:

Bearspawprint http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/music-themes-grandmother-fire-burn/

Bearspawprint http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/musical-themes-grandmother-fire-smolder/

Bearspawprint http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/music-themes-grandmother-fire-smoke/

Bear

Willow

D.S. Nelson

Deborah

Johnny  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/grandmother-fire-musing-theme-november-22/

Hmm, why didn’t I “do” any smoke? What’s that lack tell about me? I guess I go for the hot stuff?

Freedom To Be Free ~ Who Said There Could Be Music?

freedom

being free

is a not a package bought in a store

often fought for

mental, physical, political, social, spiritual, emotional . . .

wars in many forms

outworn hearts torn

open

freedom

if everyone wants to be free

why aren’t we?

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Song Of The French Partisan  via Buffy Sainte Marie

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Freedom ~~ Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton   frrom Django Unchained soundtrack

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“FreeDUMB”  John Trudell

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Electricity

Billy Elliot film images

Lyrics: Billy Elliot the Musical “Electricity” by Elton John

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Kundun  music by Philip Glass

“I will liberate those not liberated. I will release those not released. I will relieve those unrelieved. And set living beings in nirvana.”

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Cry Freedom  by  Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

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Poland’s Dirge  by Chopin

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Chopin left Poland around 1830, just before the uprising of the Polish people against the government… This song, which was never meant to be published, was one of the songs that he composed for friends and private occasions, or just for himself… although it was not dated, I think it was about the tragic end to that uprising, when he was afraid for his family and friends still in Poland, and for the Polish people, and their hopes for freedom… Aleksandra Kurzak sings this patriotic song with a lovely legato line and a heartbreaking and exquisite sensitivity to the text and music…
Nelson Goerner is her excellent accompanist.

The words are important – here they are in English

Tree, so free and noble, fast thy leaves are falling!
From the grave a bird with mournful note is calling:
O! Poland misfortune hate thy home o’ertaken,
thy truehearted children from death shall never waken,
Ev’ ry town and village lonely watch is keeping,
Through the fields deserted wander women weeping,
All the sturdy reapers hath the wartime needed,
And the corn, fully ripened drop the grains unheeded

Warsaw saw the banners which our youths unfolded
Free united Poland shall in glorious form be molded.
And they fought in winter, fought when suns were burning
and the autumn found us still for freedom yearning
All in vain for freedom strove our valiant brothers
None were left to comfort Poland’s mourning mothers.

Did they fall in battle? Captive were they taken?
Did they haply wander homeless and forsaken?
Heaven itself hath left us, left us here to languish:
God and man desert us in our bitter anguish

O! unhappy Poland! unhappy Poland! O! Poland, O! Poland,
Were thy sons restored to us, could the brave that perished
Help once more afford us… All dismay and terror
from our breast would vanish, war no more our dear ones
from our homes would banish.

Though by hands of traitors, Poland’s freedom perish,
Still of Poland’s heroes shall the mem’ry flourish..

For information about when Poland was partitioned and ceased to exist –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland

(note: all of this may change w/o notice as I reserve the right to revise freely)

Thanks to Johnny I have learned that we have a new player! Welcome, D.S. Nelson.  I swiped Johnny’s live links for your cyber blogging ease. 🙂  Do not miss the lovely Sea song at Johnny’s blogcasa–what a voice!

D.S. Nelson

Bear

Willow http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom/

Deborah

Johnny    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-music-theme-for-november-17/

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]

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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′]

ASFILMpl

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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′]

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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

Flash Mobs for Everyone! Let’s Sing and Swing!

Time for true confessions: the reason I picked this “Flash Mob” musical theme is because I got so carried away with willowdot21’s  “All Things Travel” theme that I could not resist continuing travelling around the world.  Blame the choice of Flash Mobs all on the “Ode to Joy” video which I’ve included here because it was the piece that sent me searching for mobs in places of transportation. Yes, you can travel the world via Flash Mobs everywhere. Some of them will even moon you. Yes, indeed, five guys and a fountain where it’s illegal to wade…yeah, I wonder if Bear, Willowdot21 or Johnny have selected that piece of young guy fun?  What I enjoy most about these Mobs are the expressions on those watching and those performing.
Enjoy, be careful with the mob from Moscow. Damn, I wonder what sort of a riot one hot guy with a boombox can incite if he were inclined to do so? LOL.
Imagine all the great music, fun and dancing everyone could be enjoying every day around the world if all the warmongering would just cease and desist. As Tracy Chapman sings: This could be heaven here on Earth.
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Willowdot21, Bollywood selections are for you. 🙂
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All text hereafter is from the youtube uploaders for each video. Thank you.
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‘One Day More’ Polish Flashmob
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Watch the Polish cast of LES MISÉRABLES perform a flash-mob version of One Day More in Warsaw!Having just released the Original Cast Album in Polish, the entire cast descended on Warsaw’s most popular shopping center, Zlote Tarasy (Golden Terraces), located 5 minutes from the Musical Theatre ROMA on April 15th 2011.For information on the theatre and to book tickets, click below:- http://teatrroma.pl/
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Flash mob in Moscow, Russia 26.02.12
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Flash Mob: Gypsy Song from Carmen.mov
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Flash Mob: Gypsy Song from Carmen
One World Symphony Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director & Conductor Anna Yelizarova, Carmen Jane Hoffman, Frasquita Adrienne Metzinger, Mercedes One World Symphony Vocal Artists
September 17, 2012 Whole Foods, Columbus Circle, New York City
http://www.oneworldsymphony.org
One World Symphony was invited to perform its first flash mob at Whole Foods in Time Warner Building near Lincoln Center on September 17. With less than two days of preparation, thirty-five musicians including vocalists and instrumentalists gave the shoppers a surprise treat jamming selections from One World Symphony’s 12th season opener Carmen. As always, One World Symphony shared their passion with all live and unplugged musicians with instruments without any use of pre-recorded music.
Videographer: Nick Johnson

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Flash mob flashwaltz classical- 40 students Perform Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers
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The surprise concert was part of Good Deeds Day, an annual event that originated in Israel in 2007 and now takes place in over 50 countries worldwide.Forty students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance took a classical approach to the flashmob as they flashwaltzed Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers at the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. Physicians, patients and everyone who passed by joined in the fun.On this day volunteers reach out to the less fortunate and the vulnerable.The Academy students enjoyed the day so much that they have decided to schedule regular concerts at the hospital.Hadassah Medical Organization treats over one million patients annually, without regard to race, religion or national origin.

http://www.jamd.ac.il/
http://www.jamd.ac.il/en

Violin
Ariella Zeitlin-Hoffman
Dana Barazan
Noam Gal
Ilana Kleiman
Maayan Shaked
Tamar Peretz
Leikie Glick *
Gili Rivkin *
Barak Shosberger *
Avital Mazor *

Viola
Anna Shapira
Yshayahu Ginzburg
Noa Dekel

Cello
Kama Sambira
Gali Cnaani
Dan Amichai
Karin Markovich *

Bass
Liad Mor
Daniel mor

Flute
Maria Dragonov
Timor Novoslasky
Noam Sharet

Oboe
Josue Cortes
Arielle Fereyrre *

Clarinet
Adva Hadida
Tomer Amikam

Bassoon
Isaac Leyva

Horn
Adrian Aroyo
Netanel Bass
Ben Davis
Ido Hayek *

Trumpet
Ofri Abramov

Trombone:
Maayan Heymann
Gil Saada
Bar Tal

Tuba
Itay Agmon

Triangle
Boaz Dorot

Harp
Rivka Amar

Dancer
Tal Benouri

Conductor
Gaddiel Dombrowner

Project Manager- Initiator
Anna Shapira

Orchestra Manager
Lilach Krakauer

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El Bolero de Ravel, en la estación central de Copenhague
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Parece que cuando se habla de un flashmob este tiene que ser un baile “improvisado” en una estación de tren, por lo que habrás visto este esquema una y otra vez, sin ninguna originalidad. Sin embargo aún se pueden hacer flashmobs preciosos y llamativos como este de la Filarmónica de Copenhague (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) en la Estación Central de la capital danesa, donde sorprendieron a todo el mundo con esta interpretación del Bolero de Ravel.
Encore:
Musical Flashmob on Metro Bilbao by an orchestra from the Basque
Flashmob de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao BOS en el metro de Bilbao durante un viajeThe musicians from BOS (Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa) play Maurice Ravel Bolero on the Bilbao’s underground. Flash Mob / Los músicos de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao tocan el bolero de Ravel en directo en el metro de Bilbao (Euskadi / País Vasco)
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Fanfare For The Common Man performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Terminal 2, Dublin Airport
Passengers in Dublin airport’s Terminal 2 got a pleasant surprise on Sunday as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performed ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ by Aaron Copland.The Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy, were there to kick off RTÉ Big Music Week 2012.
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Flashmob Bogotá C.C Gran Estacion (estudiantes de Medicina Unal)
Estudiantes de medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia.. Congelados al no tener un Hospital universitario propio donde hacer sus practicas..
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http://youtu.be/475mrWrmNW0
Si podemos!
http://youtu.be/IrNZLdZDu7o
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ATS® Flash Mob WORLD WIDE 2012: 3 Tribes, Munich, Bavaria,
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One Dance – One Song – One World UnitedTribes “Andra Colleen”, “Aradia” and “ialo benii” feat. very special guest Salem Whalen of Hodge Podge Tribal rocked the Munich central station as part of the ATS® Flashmob WORLD WIDE on October, 13th 2012 , 9 o´clock in the evening (German time).
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Bollywood Class Library Flash Mob
Northwestern’s Bollywood “Cultural Forms” class puts on a study break show for students studying in the university library.
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Flashmob Bollywood 2013 Lima-Perú
Difusores del Cine Indio Peru
Primer Flashmob en honor a Bollywood, organizado por la unión de Difusores de Cine Indio en el Perú (ex AADCIP).
** Visítanos en ► http://www.facebook.com/DifusoresDelCineIndioPe­ru  y entérate de nuestros próximos eventos.
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Flashmob Flash Mob – Ode an die Freude ( Ode to Joy ) Beethoven Symphony No.9 classical music
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Zumba Flash Mob 2: Warrington Bus Station
For more info visit:http://www.pwpersonaltraining.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/pwpersonaltra…Music featured:El Simbolo – 1 2 3
HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1-2-…Eminencia Clasica – Pitchea
HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pitc…Video & Photography © http://www.robertpoulson.com 2011
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Flashmob:  Heathrow airport welcome
A welcome home to remember in one the most crowded airports of the world, Heathrow Terminal 5
International arrivals / It’s so good to be back home !
Country: UK
Brand: T-Mobile
Year: 2010
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi (London)
More commercials : http://www.youtube.com/CulturePub ..  All rights reserved. For all inquiries, please mail to culturepub@wizdeo.com
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Denver, Colorado, USA  Denver Airport Holiday Flash Mob
Holiday travelers at Denver International Airport (DIA) were surprised with an entertaining treat when a flash mob broke out in Jeppesen Terminal on November 22nd, 2011. Approximately 100 dancers from Community-Minded Dance (cmDance) performed a Lindy Hop to a medley of Swing classics in the airport’s Great Hall in Denver, Colorado. Video by Rich Clarkson & Assoc.Coordinated by cmDance
Choreography by Ceth Stifel, Heather Ballew, Joseph DeMers, & Lark Mervine
cmDance creates world-class educational dance and music experiences. The non-profit organization’s programs bring the music and dance of the Americas to Colorado schools and audiences, including Lindy Hop, Argentine Tango, Jazz, and other American Vintage and folkloric dances. For more information, visit http://www.cmdance.orgOrganized by DIA’s Art and Culture Program
Today’s dance performance was presented by the airport’s Art and Culture Program. DIA is home to a world-class
collection of public art, funded by the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” requirement for public facilities. In addition to its renowned permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information on DIA’s public art program and its temporary exhibitions, visit http://www.flydenver.com/art.Produced by Rich Clarkson & Associates
RCA is a multi-disciplinary creative agency, based around the core of fine visual storytelling. Beyond our strengths in original photography and video production, our activities range from publishing high quality photographic books to major exhibition design to digital asset managment and project management in the latest rich media applications. For more information, visit http://www.richclarkson.com
You are cordially invited to more MOBs:

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

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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
Description

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

“crying cream dreams” ~ more real food for brulionman

cream? get real, brulionman

  brulionman get a cow.

 tie it to your bicycle

  hand school teats

seriously, get some finger action going

community uprising cream dream

cow eats sun

din din until day done

treat those teats right

milk, cream, butter, cheese

comes one happy cow

squeeze, squirt, squish

 get a Guernsey with a babe

fill a bucket

set set set

cream rises, oh hell, yeah

no, no, no to piggy fat!

real cream needs none of that!

flour? does not compute

send that shit down the garbage chute

just the cream if you please

sweet talk some butter

tease the thick from the top

sip sip sip, can’t resist

drop it in a jar

get some bike dance mojo goin’

thirty tic tocs butter glowin’

pushing creamy envelopes

cheesecloth action play

guess what you got coming days

 cheese, glorious cheese

get a cow, brulionman, no bull

you want real cream

fingers gonna need some teat pull school

No, I don’t know to get a cow to ride a bike!

You’re on your own with that, brulionman!

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http://brulionman.wordpress.com/

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.

 

 

 

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]

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