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A BEER FOR THE BEAR
(PIWKO DLA NIED¬WIEDZIA)

dir. Maria Dłużewska (2008, 54') Poland
Polish with English subtitles



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

SYNOPSIS:

This 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.

DIRECTOR:

MARIA DŁUŻEWSKA