Kinoteka The 9th Polish Film Festival


dir. Hannah Lovell / 2009 / Great Britain / 25 min
A documentary with animation from Galen Wainwright about a Polish scout, Kazimierz Piechowski, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp and then made a daring escape. Kazik is one of the few people still living who can bear witness to the experience of Auschwitz. Through songwriter Katy Carr visiting his home and talking with Kazik, we find out about how he was imprisoned in Auschwitz in 1940 for being a Polish scout and resisting Nazi occupation. Kazik and the Kommander's Car to be shown 31st March 2011 as part of Kinoteka 9th Film Festival

We hear about his experiences in Auschwitz and the audacity of his master plan, and how he managed this unbelievable escape, when so few had ever escaped – out of millions, 802 tried, only 144 people made it.
Most of all, through Kazik’s strong and moving response to Katy’s song, Kommander’s Car which narrates the last 80 meters of his escape, we have a direct window into his experience, when everything depends upon five seconds of action…





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