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      1970

      2021 1h 11m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers are able to observe various power mechanisms. The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors. Read More Read Less

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      Jonathan Romney Screen International A provocative film that should win exposure on discerning platforms spanning the range of documentary, animation and human rights interests. Apr 22, 2021 Full Review Kathy Fennessy Video Librarian Magazine Though Wolski could have extended the 70-minute run time through interviews with strikers, journalists, and historians, it might have diluted the power of his approach, which makes a historical event feel immediate and relevant. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 5, 2023 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia A fascinating portrait of the decision-making process of Communist authorities and industrial relations in the Eastern Bloc. Nov 18, 2021 Full Review Alex Heeney Seventh Row You forget you're watching animation, and feel like you're really watching these events unfold. Jun 8, 2021 Full Review Vladan Petkovic Cineuropa Tomasz Wolski's latest documentary combines archive footage, phone conversations and stop-motion puppets to tell the story of one of the bloodiest protests in Polish history May 6, 2021 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film By creating a little microcosm of the world via the puppetry, it's much easier for Wolski to keep a grip on the mood. Rated: 4/5 Apr 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers are able to observe various power mechanisms. The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.
      Director
      Tomasz Wolski
      Screenwriter
      Tomasz Wolski, Tomasz Wolski
      Production Co
      Kijora
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Polish
      Runtime
      1h 11m