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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

I Remember

Niepamietnik

2019, Kamila Jozefowicz, Poland, 68 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 6th 4:30pm
  • Mon, Mar 9th 6:00pm

Director Jozefowicz creates a framework of mournful lyricism around the testimonies of the elderly residents of a Polish farm town, who speak openly of growing up in a time when some families hid their Jewish friends and others assisted in slaughtering their neighbors. In farming villages throughout pre-WWII Poland, Jewish families owned shops, plied trades including tailoring and blacksmithing, and sent their children to the local school. The film pieces together the life in one such village. That life filled with Jewish friends and classmates changed horrifically when the Germans came and the synagogue was set ablaze. The film’s storytellers represent the last living witnesses to the unmarked locations of the pits where the Jewish families were unceremoniously buried following their murder. In Polish with English subtitles. DCP digital. Courtesy of 7th Art Releasing. (BS)

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