Documentary A Brave Bunch Awarded at Kids Film Festival in Korea
Documentary A Brave Bunch showing the Warsaw Uprising through children’s eyes won the Best Award of the Seul Guro International Kids Film Festival held in South Korea.
Hybrid documentary A Brave Bunch directed by Tomasz Stankiewicz tells a story of a heroic and tragic 63-days struggle to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II from a perspective of children. The film is based on a book of the same title by Monika Kowaleczko-Szumowska, inspired by accounts of participants and witnesses of the Warsaw Uprising who were children during the war. On screen they are accompanied by contemporary children, whose imagination, stirred by the stories of the Uprising participants, carries them back to 1944.
In May 2017, A Brave Bunch won the main prize – Best Award – for a documentary film at the Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival. Held since 2013, the Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival presents the best of contemporary and classic film for children, youth and families produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. GUKIFF also promotes contacts between industry professionals and educators to assist in developing the role cinema plays in the education and enrichment of young people.