Friday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:25 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 focused on introducing New York audiences to the newest and best Polish artists in film. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and its special series in November 2013 - Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film.