Hello lovelies, hope you enjoyed the Royal Wedding Celebrations and if you were in central London it was GREAT!!!! – it would be wonderful to see you at our documentary screening tonight , 29th April 2011 at 6.15 for 6.30pm at Genesis Cinema as part of the East End Film festival. Address —- Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ — Stepney Green tube
LINK TO EVENT _____http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com
A documentary about Kazimierz Piechowski, who escaped from Auschwitz in June 1942, masterminding his way out, disguised in SS uniforms, and in the Commandant’s car…
“Kazik and the Kommander’s Car” is a 25 minute documentary following songwriter Katy Carr’s visit to Poland in August 2009 to meet Kazik, now 90 years old, and play him her song “Kommander’s Car”, a tribute to Kazik’s do or die escape.
Kazik is one of the few people still living who can bear witness to the experience of Auschwitz. Through Kazik’s strong and moving response to Katy Carr’s song about his escape, we have a direct window into his experience. We find out about how he was imprisoned in Auschwitz in 1940 for being a Polish boy scout and resisting Nazi occupation. We hear about his experiences in Auschwitz and the audacity of his masterplan, and how he managed this unbelievable escape, when so few had ever escaped – out of millions, 802 tried, only 144 people made it.
Directed by Hannah Lovell
Produced by Katy Carr, with song “Kommander’s Car” by Katy Carr
New UK talent: Documentary 29 April | 6:30pm
Location / venue:
A programme of short documentaries by UK filmmakers; from the ship graveyards of India, to the death camps of Auschwitz, to the council estates of contemporary London.
76 Seconds | UK | Lea Gratch | 14 min
Boat Dreams | UK | Sasha Andrews | 9 min
Buriganga | UK | Michelle Coomber |12 min
Filthy Clean | UK | Guy King | 20 min
Kazik and the Kommander’s Car | UK | Hannah Lovell | 23 min
The Last Emperor | UK | Guy Bolongaro | 20 min
Available from Genesis Cinema on 020 7780 2000 or at http://boapp.ibooking.com/user1.asp?id_prov=3319