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Film festival celebrates Poland’s anti-communist resistance fighters

28.09.2022 07:00
A film festival celebrating Poland’s postwar anti-communist resistance fighters opens in the northern city of Gdynia on Wednesday.
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The annual “Defiant, Unvanquished, Enduring” Film Festival, now in its 14th year, is inspired by the history of the country’s struggle for freedom from 1939 to 1989.

Many members of Poland’s wartime underground Home Army (AK), a force loyal to the Polish government-in-exile in London, fell victim to a wave of terror when Poland found itself under Soviet control after World War II. Many were vilified as enemies of the state, killed and buried secretly in unnamed graves.

Twenty-six documentaries have been entered for the festival’s main competition and are vying for the “Golden Resistor” award.

The festival also includes screenings of feature films from various countries as well as exhibitions, panel discussions, book launches and meetings with eyewitnesses of historical events.

Public broadcaster Polish Radio is a media partner of the event, which runs until Saturday.


Source: IAR