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The approach towards the Round Table

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Jacek Kuroń Social activist
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[Q] Dobrze, społeczeństwo patrzy na ten Okrągły Stół no dosyć tak obojętnie, to znaczy trudno jej... trudno jej  jakby wierzyć w to, że...

To nie jest to, jak państwo mówicie społeczeństwo, to nie jest prawda, jako że z wszystkich badań wynika, że przeciwnie, że ten Okrągły Stół wywołał olbrzymie oczekiwania, olbrzymie nadzieje i z taką społeczną dużą akceptacją.

 

 

[Q] So society regards the Round Table with a degree of indifference, it's hard to believe that...

That's not how it is, it's not the way you say that society, it's not true, since every study shows the opposite, that the Round Table evoked enormous expectation, enormous hope and that there was significant approval on the part of society.

The late Polish activist, Jacek Kuroń (1934-2004), had an influential but turbulent political career, helping transform the political landscape of Poland. He was expelled from the communist party, arrested and incarcerated. He was also instrumental in setting up the Workers' Defence Committee (KOR) and later became a Minister of Labour and Social Policy.

Listeners: Marcel Łoziński Jacek Petrycki

Film director Marcel Łoziński was born in Paris in 1940. He graduated from the Film Directing Department of the National School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź in 1971. In 1994, he was nominated for an American Academy Award and a European Film Academy Award for the documentary, 89 mm from Europe. Since 1995, he has been a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science awarding Oscars. He lectured at the FEMIS film school and the School of Polish Culture of Warsaw University. He ran documentary film workshops in Marseilles. Marcel Łoziński currently lectures at Andrzej Wajda’s Master School for Film Directors. He also runs the Dragon Forum, a European documentary film workshop.

Cinematographer Jacek Petrycki was born in Poznań, Poland in 1948. He has worked extensively in Poland and throughout the world. His credits include, for Agniezka Holland, Provincial Actors (1979), Europe, Europe (1990), Shot in the Heart (2001) and Julie Walking Home (2002), for Krysztof Kieslowski numerous short films including Camera Buff (1980) and No End (1985). Other credits include Journey to the Sun (1998), directed by Jesim Ustaoglu, which won the Golden Camera 300 award at the International Film Camera Festival, Shooters (2000) and The Valley (1999), both directed by Dan Reed, Unforgiving (1993) and Betrayed (1995) by Clive Gordon both of which won the BAFTA for best factual photography. Jacek Petrycki is also a teacher and a filmmaker.

Tags: Round Table

Duration: 26 seconds

Date story recorded: 1987

Date story went live: 12 June 2008