Screening of the iconic Wajda film 'The Promised Land' and lecture: 'Poles, Jews, and Germans -- What Could Go Wrong?'
Before the screening of the iconic Andrzej Wajda's film "The Promised Land", prof. Beth Holmgren will deliver her lecture about the movie titled: "Poles, Jews, and Germans - What Could Go Wrong?".
The event is FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC!
DELICIOUS snacks provided!
Professor Holmgren's lecture will introduce you to the gigantic mills, filthy workers' tenements, and factory owners' palaces in the city of ¿ód¿ at the end of the nineteenth century. ¿ód¿ , a boomtown for the textile industry in the tsarist empire, promised no heavenly land on earth, but stupendous profits for those clever and audacious enough to erect the most modern mills. Prof. Holmgren will familiarize you with the three aspiring young players in such a venture - a Pole, a Jew, and a German - and sketch the very different ethnic communities from which they must break to ensure their success. She will also prepare you for director Andrzej Wajda's 20th-century twist on his 19th-century subject - his focus on the deformation of worker into owner and the recurring battle between establishment and working class, regardless of the government in power.
THE SCREENING IS A PART OF POLISH FILM SERIES AT DUKE, FALL 2018.