Wanda Koscia, a London-based director who has made many documentaries
for the BBC and Discovery channels, will make a 3-city tour to present
her 2007 film, �The Battle for Warsaw. �
The tour is organized by Poland in the Rockies, the Polish Studies
symposium in Canmore, Alberta. www.polandintherockies.com
Sunday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. at Mississauga Central Library, Noel
Monday, October 20, at 6:30 pm at the University of Toronto, Emmanuel
College, 75 Queen�s Park Crescent, Room 001
Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 Division
Street. Wine reception to follow.
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 pm, at the de Seve Cinema, Concordia
University, 1400 de Maisonneuve West
Wanda Koscia was a member of the award-winning BBC flagship history
program TImewatch for several years, and has also made films for
Discovery and the UK Channel Four Program. Her credits include The
Struggles for Poland, The Other Europe, The Hand of Stalin, The Death
of Yugoslavia, The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Tourists of the
Revolution and the drama-documentary, Dunkirk.
She was born in England to Polish parents. Her family history is
emblematic of Poland�s wartime ordeal. Her father was arrested by the
Soviets soon after they occupied eastern Poland and died in Russia.
Her mother fled to the German zone wither children and joined the
underground. She was arrested in 1942 and sent to Auschwitz. Two years
later, the children took part in the uprising, Koscia�s mother as a
field nurse, and her uncle as a 14-year old courier.
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