Under the Lizards (Pod Jaszczurami)

Under the Lizards (Pod Jaszczurami)

Release date:

1995

Running time:

77 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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The spirit of modern Polish society is embodied in a rich cultural heritage. Internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist David Rimmer reveals Polish life through a montage of live music footage, personal interviews with artists (primarily musicians), and everyday images. This poetic documentary captures the essence of a people who have maintained an undying commitment to artistic expression despite historical challenges. Included are reflections on the emergence of jazz music at a time when it was banned by the state, the changeover from communist rule to a free marketplace, and the role of women artists in Poland.

Award(s): Best Documentary (Arts and Culture), "Hot Docs," Canadian Independent Documentary Festival

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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