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Piotr Bernaś, photo: Łukasz Żal

Director, cameraman, photographer, former war correspondent of Gazeta Wyborcza.

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Still from The Battle With Satan directed by Konrad Szołajski, photo: HBO.

The documentary film by Konrad Szołajski is a shocking story about how the magical imagination determines Polish religiousness in the 21st century.

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photo by Sylwia Teresa / East News

Documentary and feature film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, as well as photographer, painter, pedagogue and Doctor of Cinema. He was born on 3rd May, 1960 in Mikołów.

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Still from Tonia and Her Children by Marcel Łoziński, 2011

Marcel Łoziński’s documentary film from 2011 about the crossed fates of Lechtman and Łoziński families.

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Artur Żmijewski, still from a film from the Democracies series, 2009, image courtesy Foksal Gallery Foundation

A series of short films by Żmijewski documenting various manifestations of political activity in public space.

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In 2009, the artist created a series of 20 dokumentary films titled Democracies.

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Michał Wnuk, director of the film Agfa 1939. Journey into War, photo: KFF.

In Michał Wnuk’s documentary debut – his private family history becomes an introduction of the story about the difficult Polish-German past.

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Poster for the film Call Me Marianna, promotional materials

Call Me Marianna, a documentary film directed by Karolina Bielawska awarded at the 55th Kraków Film Festival, is not a story about a transsexual. It is a story about loneliness, hope, and the price one has to pay for it, and a magnificent piece of cinema.

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Still from Poste Restante, dir. Marcel Łoziński, photo: promotional materials

Documentary film from 2008 directed by Marcel Łoziński. On one hand, it resembles an educational video about the postal service, and on the other – a dream-like fairy tale

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Still from the film "Something Better to Come", directed by Hanna Polak, Photo: Danish Documentary Productions

Two Polish films have been honored at the DocumentaMadrid 2015. This festival features thirty-four documentaries from all over the world, and awards are given for full-length and short documentaries. Hanna Polak won the Second Prize of the Jury for Something Better to Come, and Michał Szcześniak won a special mention for his short film Starting Point (Punkt Wyjscia).

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Still from the film Karski and the Lords of Humanity by Sławomir Grünberg, photo source: promotional materials

In Sławomir Grünberg's film, archival materials, interviews, and contemporary animations contribute to a portrait of Jan Karski as a headstrong moral aristocrat. Karski and the Lords of Humanity is a moving story about the cruelty of war that leaves a permanent mark.

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From Śliwiński's film Our Curse, photo: Leoblog.pl

Our Curse is the personal story of the director himself, who with his wife must face the illness of their newborn baby – Ondine’s curse. It was nominated in the Best Documentary Short category for the 2015 Oscars.

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Still from Joanna, dir. Aneta Kopacz, 2013, photo source: Wajda Studio / promotional materials

Joanna is a documentary film about Joanna Sałyga directed by Aneta Kopacz. It was nominated in the Best Documentary Short category for the 2015 Oscars.

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The documentary film Joanna tells a story of Joanna Sałyga, who ran the Headscarf blog, on which she would describe the last years of her life. The cancer-stricken woman had struggled for over two years to beat the disease – her blog was where she could give account of the struggle. She wrote about her family, the joy of life, love and fear.

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"Neon" traces the history of the Communist-era neon signs of Warsaw, Poland, the context that generated them, the people and places connected with them, and the many meanings they have acquired since they were created. After 1956, and well into the 1970s, the Soviet-backed Polish regime took it upon itself to brighten up a city which for the most part had become dark and drab. Following its grim post-War Stalinist reconstruction, Warsaw, it was decided, was to be "neonized." The neons were intended to convey a feeling of modernity and progress in a country almost entirely cut off from the...

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A 2010 documentary directed by Paweł Łoziński.

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Premiering during commemorations on the 1st of August, and coming to cinemas soon, Warsaw Uprising is a film made from colourized archival footage.

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Still from A Diary of a Journey, dir. by Piotr Stasik, photo by Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy.

Piotr Stasik’s documentary about a mutual journey of photographers Tadeusz Rolke and Michał Gonicki has its New York City premiere this Thursday.

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Okładka (nid 6875023)

This creative documentary about sound archeologist Eugeniusz Rudnik and his wonderful analogue experimentation in finding unexpected ways of expressing eternal human dramas and emotions.

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Early learning is Marcin Bortkiewicz's first documentary film and follows Mikołaj, an oceanography student who arrives to do his internship at the Marine Station in Hel.

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