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The Screening of The Last Witness and Q&A with the director
March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Merseyside Polonia and The Liverpool Universities Polish Society would like to present “The Last Witness” film and Q&A with the director Piotr Szkopiak.
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Robert Wieckiewicz, Talulah Riley.
2018 ‧ Thriller/History ‧ 1h 37m, Age rate:15
If you want to gain a better understanding of Polish history you have to see this story. The film shows investigation by a British journalist surrounding the history of the Katyn massacre. “The Last Witness” is based on a true story of the British and American cover up in 1940 by the Russian NKVD, of around 22,000 Poles from the country’s elite. The victims were shot in the back of the head and buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest. In efforts to maintain the Russian commitment to defeating the Nazis, the massacre was blamed on the Germans.
About the director:
Piotr Szkopiak was born in London. On the UK release of his first feature film “Small Time Obsession”, both Variety and The Guardian described Piotr as “a director to watch”.Piotr’s parents were born in Poland but were deported when both the German and Soviet armies invaded the country in 1939. Piotr’s father and his family were sent to Austria by the Germans as forced labour. His mother and her family were sent to Siberia by the Soviets as enemies of the state. Piotr’s grandfather was executed by the Soviet NKVD in the Katyn Massacre in 1940. After the war, Piotr’s mother and father found themselves in England but could not return to Poland as it was still occupied by Soviet Russia and under communist rule. They remained in England as political refugees, as did many of their fellow countrymen and women.
30th of March, Saturday, 13.30pm
The film will be played in English with Polish subtitles so everyone is welcome!
VENUE: The Guild of Students, University of Liverpool, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR
After the screening Q&A with the director!
Refreshments will be provided