Come to the Screening of Kazik and the Kommander’s Car at Open City London Film Festival, UCL University College, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW on
Sunday 19th June 2011 12.10pm
On June 20th 1942, Kazik Piechowski, then a Polish boy scout, and three other prisoners, disguised themselves as SS officers, stole the commandant’s car, and escaped from Auschwitz I. This short documentary follows the songwriter Katy Carr’s visit to Poland in August 2009 to meet Kazik, now 90, and play him her song ‘Kommander’s Car’, a tribute to his do-or-die escape. Through Kazik’s strong and moving response to Katy’s song, we are given a direct window into his memory and experience of the last 80 metres of his escape, where he and the other prisoners drove up to the outer checkpoint of the camp, and all their lives depend upon five seconds of daring and inspiration.
14 Taviton Street,
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