“Nie sądzić” and “Wielki strach”: Two Short but Important Films Cover Image

„Nie sądzić” i „Wielki strach” – dwa małe ważne filmy
“Nie sądzić” and “Wielki strach”: Two Short but Important Films

Author(s): Sławomir Sikora
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: anthropology;Pawlina Carlucci Sforza;Magdalena Lubańska;vernacular language; Dębrzyna;memory;non-memory;

Summary/Abstract: Recently, the term “non-memory” (which should not be equated with oblivion) has gained importance in the Polish discourse on memory. It seems that scholarly discussions analysing the issues of World War II and post-war experiences have been dominated by the language of psychoanalysis; however, it is worth taking into consideration also vernacular languages. The author discusses the issues of memory and non-memory in relation to the extremely traumatic post-war experiences depicted in the two short films "Nie sądzić" ("Not to Judge", dir. Pawlina Carlucci Sforza and Magdalena Lubańska, 2017) and "Wielki strach" ("The Fear", dir. Pawlina Carlucci Sforza, 2020). They deal with this issue from different perspectives: the first in a more indirect way, the second – directly. People returning from forced labour in Germany after World War II were plundered and murdered by a local gang in a forest near Przeworsk. Traumatic knowledge about these events had been hidden for over seventy years.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 112
  • Page Range: 216-226
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish