Another Side of the City
Poland has always been a multicultural country. Different nations – their cultures, religions and languages, built a colourful reality here. World War II and the communist system destroyed this world considerably. Since 1989, we have been slowly coming back to those interesting dimensions and colours created by other nations in our country. We want to present them in a selected area enclosed by a few streets of Warsaw’s Praga. Thanks to the people who live here, one can get to know the tolerant and open Europe. A small community created by people from different countries was born here. Throughout the years, its members became local patriots, attached to their neighbourhood and its atmosphere. It is a story about a micro-world in Poland, where all cultures and religions coexist, building a better world. Our dream is for it to be possible everywhere, if it is possible here. Hence the film.
The World on Both Sides Of the Tank
A story about war and peace. 1968 in Poland and a Czech revolution in Prague. World watched by main characters from two different perspectives: Yossi Wein and Ludwik Lewin – Poles of Jewish origin, who were placed on the opposite sides of the barricade. A symbolic conflict of characters concerning choosing the way to peace.
Date of birth: 30.01.1961, Wroclaw, Poland. Director, screenwriter, producer.
1988 - 1991, France, Vanves, near Paris. Help "Kontact TV", a company dealing with film and TV production (President: Miroslaw Chojecki). The organization of production and cooperation in the implementation of numerous reports and documentaries (including collaboration with Peter Weychert, Witold Zadrowski, Christopher Talczewski, Jarek Sypniewski and Andrzej Wolski).
1989 - 1990 blocks of thematic organization of the production for the Polish Television - Program 2, produced in France, by Kontakt TV (television programs and documentaries).
1989 - 1991, Paris. Cooperation with TVP correspondent in Paris: Christopher Turowski and Grzegorz Dobiecki.
1989 - 1993, Paris. Cooperation in the implementation of reports and documentaries produced by independent producers for French TV station. Among other things, a documentary series about famous but-forgotten directors of France 2: ia by Mauro Bolognini (Italy).
1992 - 1995 - Along with Miroslaw Chojecki and Peter Weychert founder of the Film Kontakt Group "(now" Media Kontakt ") in Warsaw. Board member responsible for production and implementation. Co-owner of the company. Arise, inter alia, the documentary series, "Stories of History," "Impressions of the eighties" (for TVP2). And numerous single, large productions documentaries films.
1995 - founder of production company Ax Film. President of the company Ax Film until today. Dozens of implementation as a producer, screenwriter and director. Within 15 years Ax film produced hundreds of films and programs for different audiences - including the first Polish Television (TVP SA). In 2010, two documentary productions for TVP SA and an independent documentary film "Another Side Of The City" is located out in the global film festival circuit.More information about Krzysztof Kownas as producer director and writer on the pages www.axfilm.com.pl
1995 - 1997 documentary series (6 parts) - director (with Jack Mierosławski & Ludwik Stomma)1996: - "The World According to Adam P." screenplay & director (with Krzysztof Bukowski)"Olympiady Kusego - director (with Janusz Cisek).1998: - "Metamorphoses without end," - screenplay, director."The Librarian from Krzemieniec" - screenplay, director;"Official generations," - screenplay, director;"Far Harbour” - screenwriter and director."Who's Who in Poland," a documentary series - screenplay, director;"Soldier General Maczek" - screenplay, director;1998 - 1999: - "Polish Cuisine" (a series of 20 episodes) - screenplay, realisation;“Impressions of Belarus" - screenplay, director;1999 - 2000: - "Warehouse of the Polonia Bielarus" (19 episodes) screenplay, realisation;"Polish-American News" for TVP SA - screenplay, realisation."Forgotten Country" - screenplay, director;2001 - 2002: - "Polish Cookbook" (tv series, 40 episodes) - screenplay, realisation;"Memory Guard" (record details Claude Lanzmann in Poland) - director;"History without end," - screenplay, director;"I am a Woman," written and directed (with Patrycja Barszewska)2004: - "From the archives Brok lieutenant" - screenplay, director;"The Last Battle" - screenplay, director;Reportages from Lithuania (3 * 26 minutes) -screenplay, realisation;"Despite all this- screenplay, realisation;2005: - "Bums in Vilnius” – screenplay, realisation."Top of the crosses”, screenplay, realization."My Worlds" - screenplay, director;"Beyond Borders" - screenplay, director;2006: - "Belarus in Warsaw” - screenplay, director;"Hungarian hyphen" - script (with Robert Myc) and direction;"The Polish graves" - screenplay and realization;“Astrophysics without borders " - writer and director,"Traces of the Editor" - writer and director;"Building Together" - screenplay and realization;2007: - "Place" - screenplay and director;"Another Pinsk - screenplay and realization;"On the edge of Europe" - screenplay and realization;2008: - "Here and there in Europe," - writer and director;"I'm from Irkutsk" - documentary for TVP SA, writer and director;"By the Angara" - documentary for TVP SA, writer and director;2009: - "I'm from France, writer and director;"I'm from Montreuil" - writer and director;"I am from Berlin" - writer and director2010: - "Miasteczko" - writer and director."Another Side of the City" writer and director (with Grzegorz Czerniak)