"Thank you for your note. This is a great story but I am afraid I cannot be
of much assistance now since I am out of the loop as far as film is concerned.
Hollywood would not be interested in these stories. The terrorism issue
has now eclipsed the Cold War and it's legacy.
But the BBC or History Channel
might show interest. You could find a documentary in the same vein, and contact
Or one of your own could raise the money and make the film.
Such a project is more likely to find support in eastern europe.
I have experience in documentary & film and am currently working
with Goodman Multimedia in an ambitious documentary regarding the
deportations. I will be more than happy to help coordinate a contact
strategy. What we need is:
1. define the terms & reference of what what we wish to contact Wajda
about. Are we asking him to consider a film about the deportations itself with
a script & story? Or are we merely offering support as a group
with our collective wealth of knowledge of this experience?
2. Locate him. Is he in Paris where Polanski lives? If any one can help
trace him down it would be very useful. Contact address, email, phone etc -
maybe via his production or film company.
3. Invite him to join our group
4. form a representative "group/committee/collection of people so
that the Kresy group's aims & objectives are translated accurately into a
strategy sympathetic to what we are striving to achieve.
5. Motivate and encourage filmakers in the wider industry to seriously
consider making of such films. Again, maybe if we encouraged Wajda (and
Polsnski) to join our cause, their involvement would encourage other directors
to make films of the deportation experience.
I am convinced that if more film makers were to shoot such
films it would educate the general public and spread awareness (and sympathy)
for this largely forgotten holocaust. The Jewish example proves the point
admirably with Hollywood constantly releasing films of their
I welcome discussion on this topic and if there are any other views or
input on this then let us move forward on what could be an exciting
Mark (Marek) Wolski
I personnally think we should be contacting Wajda,
invite him to join the group and get him fired up, so that he too sees
the value of a film concerning the deportations. We tell him we have
story lines and a wealth of knowledge that can be used and that all we need is
someone like him to portray the holocaust that has been hidden from
the world for over 60 years...............so we need to find out how to
Does anyone else want to expand on that or change it in
AND Mark are you still game to take a leading role with
your expertise to help?