This film is about the fragile but stubborn and strong willed Kira Banasinska’s phenomenal struggle to make a home for the Polish war refugees in India. The film is a rare collection of previously unseen archives combined with first hand testimonies from the survivors – a discovery of the extra ordinary in the ordinary. Personal history is seldom the same as projected history. Kira Banasinska did not choose greatness. Greatness chose her. While making a home for them in India, India became her home. Both in films and history books, a lot is spoken and known about the World War II, but little is known about what happened to the Poles who survived Soviet Siberian labour camps and found their way into India. These Poles have different stories to tell but have one common link – Kira Banasinska. The wife of Eugene Banasinski, the first Polish Consul General of Poland in Bombay, was instrumental in seeing that thousands and thousands of Poles found safe passage and home in India.
Director: Anjali Bhushan Producer: Anjali Bhushan, Kryzysztof Solek, Malgorzata Czausow Executive Producer: Pravesh Sippy Script: Anjali Bhushan, Malgorzata Czausow Editor: Katarzyna Lesniek Music: Sandesh Shandilya
|Subtitles||Polish & English|
|Year of production||2019|
|Participants in the competition||Yes|
|Premiere status||German premiere|