Poland | 72 minutes | 2021
Edge of Light
This compelling film follows Dariusz Popiela, an Olympic athlete and world championship medalist, as he and a group of young Polish students work to restore old, forgotten Jewish cemeteries to honor the memory of those murdered in the Shoah and whose matzevot (Jewish tombstones) were damaged or destroyed. Combining personal and collective narratives, the film showcases the selfless efforts of these youth, who challenge the stereotype of Jewish-Polish antagonism, as they bring attention to the memory of the Polish Jewry.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Wojciech Szumowski, producer Aleksander Kardyś, film subject Dariusz Popiela, and moderator Carly Orshan, Director of CAJE Teen Department and March of the Living. To view the conversation please click here.
Directed by Wojciech Szumowski