TUESDAY, NOV 16
Little Theatre, 7pm
Director: Jolanta Dylewska
Screenplay: Jolanta Dylewska,
Cinematography: Józef Romasz, Jolanta Dylewska,
Music: Michał Lorenc,
Producer: Mirosław Bork, Klaus Schmutzer.
Unique archival collection showing pre-war Poland, a world where two cultures, Jewish and Polish, coexisted next to each other, door to door, town to town. "Po-lin," which means "we shall stop here" in Yiddish, does not deny the painful past. It only shows that there was much more to it, which is worth remembering and, maybe, reconstructing. The film offers a seldom-seen documentation of Jewish societies before the outbreak of the Second World War. These living milieus are re- created through amateur film footage and magical sound design. The no-longer existing synagogues, yeshivot, Jewish homes for the elderly and orphans, pulsating market places and most of all people and simple scenes of daily life were the inspiration for the making of this film.