DIRECTION: Maria Dłużewska
SCRIPT: Maria Dłużewska
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Andrzej Adamczak, Michał Bukojemski,
Robert Sitek, Łukasz Starek
MUSIC: Janusz Grudziński
EDITING: Bogdan Saganowski, Grzegorz Mazur
SOUND: Jacek Stępiński
PRODUCED BY: Kalejdoskop Film Studio for TVP Polonia
PRODUCERS: Witold Bedkowski, Zbigniew Domagalski
fun and heart-warming documentary tells the true story
behind Wojtek, a Persian bear who was picked up by the
General Anders' army during World War II and traveled
with the soldiers until the end of the war. The bear,
that was unnaturally friendly, is described in interviews
by living soldiers as having been a symbol of the regiment
and a beacon of hope for all who traveled with him.
Director Maria Dluzewska takes us through Wojtek's history
with the corps and explains the important role he played.
Archival footage combined with first-person accounts
of Wojtek's antics, make for an inspiring and entertaining
film, which reminds us of how the extraordinary can
happen in the toughest and most unlikely situations.