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2020 DOCU/WORLD

Of Animals and Men

director: Łukasz Czajka
201970’
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
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Of Animals and Men is a creative documentary about what happened in Warsaw Zoo before and during the Second World War. The film’s main characters are Jan Żabiński, the zoo’s creator and director for many years, and his wife Antonina Żabińska. In wartime, they offered refuge to the Jews and Polish resistance fighters by hiding them in the desolate zoo, in their own house and the empty back rooms of animal pens. In total, they managed to shelter about three hundred people. The secret guests used to stay in the zoo from a few days to many months. 

Director:

Łukasz Czajka

Producer:

Anna Wereda

Camera:

Kacper Czubak

Sound:

Marcin Lenarczyk

Editing:

Jakub Piątek

Production:

Autograf Karol Wożbiński

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