Ewa Pytka's Television Theatre piece "The Tail Operation" has been given the Special Jury Award at the History Makers Awards.
"My Father, the Iron Curtain and Me", dir. Krzysztof Rzączyński, photo: Camilla Jessel, source: www.muranow.gutekfilm.com.pl
Pytka's film was one of two Polish television productions nominated for the prestigious award this year, alongisde My Father, the Iron Curtain and Me" / "Tata zza żelaznej kurtyny. The TVP Kultura production focuses on the relations between the composer Andrzej Panufnik and his son, known by the pseudonym DJ Jem. Brought up in England, DJ Jem leaves for Poland to find out more about the post-war experiences of his father, life in communist Poland, as well as the intellectual and cultural roots which shaped the father's mind and, in turn, the the son's. The film is a report of sorts, trailing the voyage back towards those roots, necessitated by the individual drive to attain self-knowledge. The film received its nomination for the Best Current Affairs Production.
The award presentation gala took place on January 28, 2011 in New York. The ceremony was accompanied by numerous conferences and seminars featuring some of the most influential film directors, producers and key TV figures. Other nominees in both categories include productions from the BBC, ABC, HBO, and PBS.
The History Makers Awards is the biggest international film event dedicated to historic productions. The year 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. In remembering these events, The History Makers Awards promotes the importance of recording history and sharing it through the medium of film.
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