Work in progress
Der Süden Polens, die niederen Beskiden: Sofia, eine Frau Mitte sechzig, hat fast 20 Jahre in Deutschland gelebt. Mittlerweile ist sie wieder nach Polen zurückgekehrt, um ihrer Familie näher zu sein. In einem kleinen Dorf wohnt ihr Sohn Jarek mit seiner Familie nur wenige Häuser weiter.
Diese Filmarbeit ist derzeit als lose Serie in drei Teilen geplant. Der erste Teil → In Polen gibt es gar keine Antisemiten wurde 2019 abgeschlossen.
The south of Poland, the lower Beskids: Sofia, a woman in her mid-sixties, has lived in Germany for almost 20 years. In the meantime she has returned to Poland to be closer to her family. In a small village her son Jarek lives with his family only a few houses away.
Before Sofia emigrated to Germany, she lived in Jastrzebie, an Upper Silesian town in southern Poland. After strikes on mines in the south, the Jastrzebie agreement was concluded, which was an important step of the Solidarnosc movement in the struggle for democracy and independence against the communist regime. During this period, small underground companies joined forces and planned strikes, which were communicated to other companies through copied leaflets. In a late evening leaflet delivery, Sofia fell into the hands of the ZOMO militia and was incarcerated. Sofia only shares this information with her children years later.
Sofia is still proud to have belonged to the resistance movement. However, she is reluctant to answer questions about the past. Debates about politics flare up too quickly - a risky encounter with the present and the past. Jarek was in second grade at the time of Solidarnosc. He experienced communism in a defining time. Today Jarek is a convinced voter of the PIS party and national-conservative. In the film I look for turning points in the family history of ideological, temporal and spatial nature.
This film work is currently planned as a loose series in three parts. The first part → There are no Antisemites in Poland was completed in 2019.