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We Film the People!

We Film the People!

A Short film by Ania Szczepanska

Produced by Abacaris Films

Production year : 2012


    The heroes of this story are the Polish artists who revolutionized the 7th Art by filming the "history" of their country between 1971 and 1981. How did they manage to circumvent the regime in power, or to collaborate with members of the Party? Did they make some kind of pact? This film is an exploration of extracts of lost films, cult feature films, and archival material brought to light, showing testimonies of the leading figures in Polish cinema, of those who shaped them as filmmakers, actors, or cinematographers; and those who did so from inside the state system: dignitaries, ministers, supervisors of cinematographers. We Film the People! recounts an extraordinary story of political and artistic emancipation within the Soviet bloc, and how the people of the Solidarity movement found themselves at Cannes.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Abacaris Films

    Co-production :

    Les Films de L'Air


    Festival Selections in 2013:

    8th À L'Est, Du Nouveau Film Festival:

    Transatlantyk Film Festival in Poznan:


    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Nora Philippe

    Director of Photography :

    Pawel Sobczyk

    Production manager :

    Joanna Plesnar

    Music Composer :

    Nicolas Rabaeus

    Executive Producer :

    Nora Philippe

    Sound recordists :

    Radoslaw Ochnio, Jocelyn Robert

    Editor :

    Sophie Reiter

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Research - Experimental

    Themes :

    Cinema, History, Poetry

    Production language :

    French, Polish

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    57 min

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    Production formats :

    Super 16 - HD

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

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