Screenplay: Tomasz Wolski
Editing: Tomasz Wolski
Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk
Music: Bartłomiej Tyciński, DJ Lenar
Producer: Anna Gawlita - Kijora Film
Producer of animation: Robert Sowa, Aneta Zagórska - Krakow Animation Center
In 1970, protests broke out in several coastal cities in Communist Poland. Workers went on strikes to object to price increases. Growing numbers of protesters walked out onto the streets. As the situation became tense, a crisis team gathered in the capital. With the help of animations combined with telephone recordings, we can peek behind the closed doors of dignitaries’ offices. Hundreds of cigarettes are smoked. Conversations get cut off. Strategies to break up protesters and future repressions are planned. Propaganda activities are thought up. However, the protests get out of control. We can witness the fear, confusion, and brutality of the decision-makers. The militia makes use of their batons. Shots are fired and people die.
Our film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.
1970 by Tomasz Wolski won the Special Jury Award of the International Feature Competition, sponsored by Région de Nyon at Visions du Réel Festival