A historical, elegiac fresco about Jews living in small towns of provincial Poland before World War II. The last living witnesses remember not only the joint life of Polish and Jewish communities but also the cruel time of the war. In their accounts, they mention both, the cases of hiding their neighbours and handing them over to the Nazi perpetrators. Kamila Józefowicz’s documentary is based on the studies of the Zapomniane Foundation and presents a few stories of Jews, most of whom came from the shtetls in East Poland.
Kamila Jozefowicz is a Polish film director, producer, director of photography and editor of short fiction, music videos and
documentaries. A graduate of Academy of Film and Television and the faculty of film directing at School of Visual Arts and New Media in Warsaw, Poland.
She worked as extra’s coordinator on the set of the ‘Pianist’ by Roman Polanski and as 1 assistant director on Polish Tv series. She worked on music video sets in London, where she lived for 3 years. In 2010 she moved to Brazil, where she made her debut documentary ‘Galumphing’ which has been in official selections at festivals around the world (Hot Docs FF CA, Camerimage FF PL, KFF PL, DocuDays UA etc.)
In 2011 she moved back to Poland where she worked on her second documentary ‘Making of Polita’. She continued making documentaries and in 2019 she finished her third documentary ‘Niepamietnik/I Remember’.”