The life of a child in Poland is very much the same as the life of other children around the world. A typical day revolves around his or her life at home and at school. Even in the socialist era, recreational time was a period of unbridled ease, unaffected by the poor quality of toys or even the lack thereof. The toys available to Polish children were rather different from the toys lavished upon youngsters in the West. Simple, cheaply made of inferior materials, or perchance a gift from abroad or replica of a western toy produced locally by craftsmen. Quite often these were toys made by the children themselves or a relative.
What has a greater impact on a child's development - a room full of expensive toys or perhaps no toys at all? Is a child's imagination stimulated to a greater extent by complex electronic inventions or, rather, a simple radio receiver the child has made on his or her own?
Directed by Andrzej Wolski
When & Where
Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.