Warsaw: A City Divided

A new perspective 
- Der Spiegel

A remarkable achievement
- Jewish Review of Books

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Documentary Film  |  Poland  |  70 min  |  2019

The creation of the Warsaw Ghetto as seen from both sides of the Ghetto wall, and its legacy in today’s city. New light on a tragic time of division, destruction and mass murder, incorporating unknown amateur Polish 8mm found footage and survivor testimony.

In 1941 soon after the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto by the Nazis, a Polish amateur filmmaker shot a remarkable 10-minute 8mm film from both sides of the Ghetto walls. This never before seen footage is woven into Eric Bednarski's Warsaw: A City Divided, acting as a silent witness to the tragedy of the wartime division of the city and the murder of its inhabitants. Ghetto survivors and witnesses recount their extraordinary memories, while architects and urban-historians examine the chilling Nazi vision for Warsaw. By interweaving rich material from the past with glimpses of present-day Warsaw, both its human face and its urban fabric, Warsaw: A City Divided affirms the importance – and the difficulty – of remembering.

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FESTIVALS

  • The Calvert Journal Film Festival

  • Master of Art Film Festival 

  • 26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival

  • 6th Cinema with a Soul Film Festival

  • The Montreal International History Film Festival 

  • FIDBA, International Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • CPH Jewish Film Festival

  • 12th Toronto Polish Film Festival

  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl)

  • Lund International Architecture Film Festival 

  • Polish Film Festival Los Angeles

  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

  • DOCK International Documentary Historical Film Fest

  • 17th Millenium Docs against Gravity

  • Zamość Film Festival

  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival

  • 29th Media Festival Man in Danger

  • Urban Eye Film Festival

  • Polish Film Festivals in America

  • 15th Jewish Motifs International Film Festival

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THE TEAM

Eric Bednarski

Dorota Przyłubska

Jacek Petrycki, PSC

Jerzy Rudziński

Magda Kowalczyk

Miłosz Hermanowicz

Stefan Ronowicz

Daniel Bloom

Dariusz Wancerz

Mariusz Bielecki

Dariusz Kopciński

WRITER/DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

CINEMATOGRAPHER/DOP

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITOR

EDITOR

ORIGINAL MUSIC/COMPOSER

SOUND EDITOR, RECORDIST

SOUND RECORDIST

(1958-2017)  SOUND RECORDIST  

CO-PRODUCED BY

The Mazovia Institute of Culture, The Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl, TVP, Pado Studio Film, Eric Bednarski 

 

A Polish Film Institute Co-financed Production

Developed in association with the National Film Board of Canada

DISTRIBUTED BY LOGTV, LTD

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New Film Footage from
the Warsaw Ghetto

Eric Bednarski’s poignant documentary, Warsaw: A City Divided, due to be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival later this year, provides viewers with a fresh look at the Warsaw Ghetto. Established in 1940 on the cynically false rationale of halting the spread of infectious diseases, it was an overcrowded, walled-off dumping ground rife with misery and starvation and a way station to Nazi extermination camps.

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