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Far from Poland / a film by Jill Godmilow.

Contributor(s): Godmilow, Jill | Delson, Susan | Magill, Mark | Facets Multimedia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, IL : Facets Video, 2007Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (15 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.).Subject(s): NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization) | Labor unions -- Poland | Poland -- Politics and government -- 1980-1989DDC classification:
Production Credits: Cinematography, Jacek Laskus; music, Michael Sahl.
Summary: A woman filmmaker, steeped in the documentary tradition of the Left, sets out to show the road to salvation through the "miracle" of the Polish Solidarity movement. Denied visas to shoot in Poland, she constructs a film in New York over the barest bones of documentary footage and creates her personal definition of the Polish struggle. The result: a deft dismemberment of the myth of "documentary truth."
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Cinematography, Jacek Laskus; music, Michael Sahl.

A woman filmmaker, steeped in the documentary tradition of the Left, sets out to show the road to salvation through the "miracle" of the Polish Solidarity movement. Denied visas to shoot in Poland, she constructs a film in New York over the barest bones of documentary footage and creates her personal definition of the Polish struggle. The result: a deft dismemberment of the myth of "documentary truth."

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