A note from the filmmaker: Please wear headphones for the best sound experience.
Traveling is just as much about learning about a new place as about learning about yourself. Just watching the first few minutes of this film is enough to learn not only about a very dark period in our history, but how we react to the images of a place that tormented thousands of Jewish people in the early 1940s.
This film, BiPoland begins as a reminder of the Holocaust and surpasses the history lesson to go on to demonstrate the strength of the Polish people and their ability to move on even with such a dark history that remains solid and real within their borders.
Beyond the emotion that this video brings to me, I really, really love the editing. I know I usually discuss the camera work and the light, which is something that I really do admire, but editing is actually more my forte. Bringing images, music and graphics together to tell a story and to move the viewer through the video is what I really love to do. I’m one of those dorky people that gets a rush when I finally get a sequence right and the music and the footage sync perfectly to get the desired effect. That is what this film does for me. It’s a perfect blend of beautiful cinematography, vintage recordings and powerful music.