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A Polish Journey

FATHER AND SON UNCOVER DARK FAMILY HISTORIES AS THEY TRAVEL ACROSS THE SHIFTING BORDERS OF CENTRAL EUROPE - A DOCUMENTARY FILM EXPLORING LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY.

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A Polish Journey

The final movement of Henryk Górecki’s 1976 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' includes a lament to those who died in the struggle to re-establish the Polish Republic. While the overall piece evokes themes of maternal love, it closes with the words from a Silesian folk song about a mother looking for ...

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A Polish Journey

Commemorating the blood of martyred Poles, the finest sons of Pleszew, murdered by the Nazi gestapo between 1939 and 1945

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A Polish Journey

Each and every rock that forms a cairn has it’s own story, the thoughts and feelings of a walker as they pass this evolving marker. Based on a tradition whereby soldiers going to war would place a stone and retrieve another on their return, this residue would become a monument ...

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A Polish Journey

An isolated rock amongst a clump of trees bears the marks of time. Graffiti over 100 years old scratches its surface - markings made on journeys long completed. Accordingly, this glacial rock became known as Wallace’s Putting Stone and became subsumed into the political intrigues and mythologies of the Borders.

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A Polish Journey

The first research trip took us to the Scottish Borders - unsure at this early stage of exactly how the story unfolds, an expedition across the hills came alive with potent symbolism. A cleaned carcass that lay across the path is both a reminder of the dead past we were ...

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A Polish Journey

Uncovering old paths now crumbling and overgrown is exhausting. Revisiting places after a 35 year gap evokes an unusual sense of unreality. After exploring the alleyways around my first family house, I found that the next day I was unable to move - apparently this state of hypoactivity is common ...

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