Lukáš Přibyl's 4-part series Forgotten Transports includes the following: Forgotten Transports to Latvia, Forgotten Transports to Belarus, Forgotten Transports To Estonia, Forgotten Transports to Poland.
The series is based on more than 400 hours of interviews and film material, collected in about twenty countries on five continents.
In mid-January, the complete series was released on DVD. DVD box set with English subtitles is scheduled for release in the coming months.
Forgotten Transports to Poland is set in Eastern Poland and focuses on the mindset of people who were constantly on the run, hiding and changing their identity on a daily basis. Forgotten Transports to Poland speaks about loneliness and identity of individual survivors, while Forgotten Transports to Latvia focuses on family, ..To Estonia on the stories of women, and ...To Belarus on the stories of men.
For more details, please visit www.forgottentransports.com.
FORGOTTEN TRANSPORTS: TO POLAND (Zapomenuté transporty do Polska)
D: Lukáš Přibyl
Breaking down our notions about "Holocaust documentaries", the film focuses on humanidentity and its changes. It deals with choices, people, escaping Nazi ghettos, laborand death camps in the Lublin region of Poland, had to make in order to adapt and survive in utter extremity, on the run, in hiding – with a great deal of ingenuity,much humor and tremendous optimism. This documentary tribute to the human spiritis completely devoid of commentary, contemporary and make-believe footage and employs only impeccably researched time-and-place precise materials and fascinatingwords of the witnesses. From playing a deaf-mute fool, armed resistance to a touchingtale of forbidden love, the handful of witnesses share their past, for the first time. This documentary offers a surprising picture of survival "as we don't know it".
Forgotten Transports to Poland received the Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary and the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary.
Forgotten Transports to Poland is included in the 2009 editions of the East Silver market and East Silver TV Focus that work to promote and market East European documentary films.
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