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Andrzej B. Czulda

- Persian Salvation -

 

This film – moving in its significance – goes back to the times, when Soviet and German aggression towards Poland initiated World War II, and Poles were greatly persecuted by both invaders. Repressive measures and terror grew worse on the Eastern territories grabbed by the Soviets, and at the beginning of 1940 transportations of Polish people into the Soviet Union begun. In 1941, when the Third Reich had invaded Soviet Union, the Sikorski – Majski Agreement was signed. As a result, hundreds thousands of Poles confined in the Soviet forced-labour camps were covered by amnesty. At that time, the Polish Army was initiated under the command of gen. W. Anders. He succeeded in evacuating more than 37 thousands civilians, including many thousands children, to Pahlevi, Iran. The main care center for those people was established in Esfahan, where well-equipped camps, schools and nurseries were founded as well.

These are the once saved children – participants of the events that took part 70 years ago – who through the film tell the story of their fate, stay in the Soviet forced-labour camps and life on the Iranian land. Warm words about Poles are also expressed by Iranians, who remember them from the war times, and the movie itself is undoubtedly a sign of a friendly memory regarding those Iranians, who once so willingly helped the Polish “children of Esfahan” …

Zdzislaw Szczepaniak (journalist, reporter, writer) 

 

Written and Directed by
Andrzej B. Czulda
Film concept / Assistant Director
Robert Czulda
Camera
Maciej Wielowieyski

Editor
Zbigniew Nicinski
Online Editor
Piotr Rejmer
Music by
Bogumiła Kłopotowska
Sound
Marek Jezienicki
Sound Editor
Przemysław Jaworski
Music Supervisor
Bogumiła Kłopotowska
Postproduction Supervisor
Piotr Rejmer
Production Manager
Amad Saremi   Iran
Producer
Marek Jezienicki
Historical Consultant
Zbigniew Wawer
Color Correction
Przemysław NiedĽwiecki
Voiceover
Zdzisław Szczepaniak
English Translation
Agata Deka
Persian Translation
Ivonna Nowicka

Driver
Reza Yazdani   Iran
Lighting equipment by
Film & TV Program Technical Support co.  Tehran
Camera and lighting equipment by
Access Gram TV
Production Staff
Namavaran Network Corporation
Media Services & Research 
 Tehran
Production
ACCESS GRAM TV
Warsaw - Poland  

Starring
Teresa Mikosz – Hintzke  United States,   Feliksa Gierud – Chwasta  Australia,
Asia Janowicz – Czainska – Adkins  United States,   Romana Danuta Starzyk – Kotwinska  Poland,
s. Maria Teresa (Stanislawa Jasionowicz)  France,   Franciszka Bajdan – Bennett  United Kingdom,
Zofia Daniszewska  Poland,   Wladyslaw Czapski  Poland,   Maria Gordziejko  Poland,
Henryka Lewczynska  Iran, Tehran,   Maria Bajdan  Iran, Tehran,   Eleonora Barska  Iran, Tehran,
Alireza Mizbaqeri  Iran, Isfahan,   Amir Golchin  Iran, Isfahan,   Ebrahim Qeitazi  Iran, Bandar-e-Anzali,
Gholamireza Kiabi  Iran. Bandar-e-Anzali

 Jointly financed by
Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression   Poland
Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance   Iran
Council for the Protection of Memory of Combat and Martyrdom   Poland

Acknowledgements for the aid in the film production
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Warsaw
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tehran
The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
- London
Polish-Iranian Parliamentary Group
Lech Walesa Institute
Cultural Center in Przemysl
Persian Carpet Gallery – Ali Reza I Beata Shabani

 Production year
2013
Running time
58’
Version 
Polish, English, Persian

 

 
 

 

 


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