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North American Premiere

Samuel

Directed by Jan Kidawa-Blonski

Poland | 75 minutes | 2015

Polish with English subtitles

Samuel presents the extraordinary life of Samuel Willenberg (Treblinka’s Last Witness), a sculptor and painter, prisoner of Treblinka, participant of the Warsaw Uprising, and recipient of the Virtuti Militari Medal, and the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. He tells the story of his eventful life, starting from childhood in his home town of Czestochowa, through the war years when he took part in the revolt of prisoners in the Treblinka death camp, from which he escaped, until his life today in Tel Aviv.

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Jan Kidawa-Blonski served as the President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers and as a member of the Board of Directors of Independent Film and TV Producers Association in Poland.
Director Jan Kidawa-Blonski
Countries of Production Poland
Year of Presentation 2015
Language(s) Polish with English subtitles
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 75 minutes
Principal Cast Samuel Willenberg
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