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Unif Title Labyrinth (Motion picture : 2010)
Title The labyrinth [videorecording] : the testimony of Marian Kołodziej = Labirynt : świadectwo Mariana Kołodzieja / a December 2nd production ; in association with Loyola Productions Munich ; director, Jason A. Schmidt ; producers, Jason A. Schmidt, Ron Schmidt.
Publication [United States?] : December 2nd Productions, [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 videodisc (37 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
digital optical stereo surround rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Call # DVD 940.5318 L
System Req DVD; NTSC; 5.1 surround; all regions, NTSC.
Note English or Polish versions.
Videodisc release of the 2010 documentary.
Title from container.
Extra features include 2 slideshows of the artwork of Marian Kołodziej.
Performer Voice of Marian Kołodziej: Roman S. Czarny.
Credits Director of photography, Gregory J. Schmidt ; editor, Jason A. Schmidt ; music, Marek Żebrowski.
Summary Memory, art, love, and hell collide as an Auschwitz survivor finally confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence. Marian Kołodziej was on one of the first transports to enter Auschwitz. He was given number 432. He survived and never spoke of his experience for 50 years. After a serious stroke in 1993, he began rehabilitation by doing pen and ink drawings depicting the experiences he and others endured in the concentration camp. These drawings, in their skeletal detail, are a gripping depiction of the pain, death, and horrors of the camp. While most of the drawings represent the memories of a young man's hellish experiences in Auschwitz, some tell stories of small acts of kindness and dignity. Marian's story of survival, of persistence, of life before, during, and after Auschwitz are a testament to the human spirit. Marian's drawings and art installations, which he called The Labyrinth, fill the large basement of a church near Auschwitz and draw visitors into the horrific reality of the Holocaust. In 'The labyrinth', Marian takes the audience on a journey through his drawings and art installations. Through the blending of his testimony and the graphic drawings, we explore the memories and nightmares of a man, who like so many others buried experiences deep within. Why would a confrontation with death late in life, trigger the need to record his long-suppressed memories? And why in this graphic, metaphorical way? This documentary raises these questions in a visually stunning way.
Contents Entrance -- Krankenmann -- The bowls -- Marian Kajdasz : a boyhood friend -- Zyklon B -- The bread scales -- The tree of life and death -- Saint Maximilian Kolbe -- Life in the camp -- The camp orchestra -- Mind the scales -- Listen and ponder.
Audience Not rated.
Subject Kołodziej, Marian -- Exhibitions.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Exhibitions.
Holocaust survivors -- Poland -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Short films.
Addl. Author Schmidt, Jason A., 1975- producer, director, editor of moving image work.
Schmidt, Ron, 1944- producer.
Kołodziej, Marian.
Czarny, Roman S.
December 2nd Productions (Firm)
Loyola Productions Munich.
Alt Title Testimony of Marian Kołodziej
ISBN 0980137861 :
9780980137866 :
Standard # 793573468376

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