New film about foreigners in Warsaw Uprising
PR dla Zagranicy
The Union of Warsaw Uprising Veterans has commissioned a film about foreigners who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis German occupying the Polish capital.
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Planned as a docudrama, the film is to be tribute to more than a dozen nationalities who gave their support to Polish insurgents.
Director Małgorzata Brama has told Polish Radio that, in addition to British, American and Canadian airmen who dropped supplies, such foreigners included Slovaks, Hungarians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Russians, Czechs, Italians, French, Dutch, as well as one Australian.
Filming is scheduled to take place in May and June, and the film’s premiere is planned for October.
The Warsaw Uprising began on 1 August 1944 and lasted 63 days. It resulted in the death of some 18,000 insurgents and 200,000 civilians.
Its goal was to prevent the installation of a pro-Soviet administration after the liberation of Warsaw. (mk/pk)