Fragmented Memories: Polish and Polish Jewish Culture Through Film

POLISH 708S

Analyzes, compares, and assesses representations of Polish Christians and Polish Jews -- their life experiences, interactions, shared and separate fates -- in documentaries and fiction films made in Poland from the 1930s to the present day. Includes films by Wajda, Polanski, Munk, Kieslowski; also a 2008 documentary about pre-World War II Christian-Jewish relations in Poland by Jolanta Dylewska. All films screened with English subtitles. Instructor: Holmgren