Iranian Short Film

Music/" I Had A Lover " Warsaw Village Band
Sound & Edit / Massod Vadiee
Created / Arden Zahedi Bogucka
Foorage from Polish British historical archives(UK)
A Dokumuzik Group
London,2012

Synopsis

350 Polish refugees leave Tehran for Palestine at the Tehran railroad station. Train at the platform. People bustle on the platform. People bid farewell to their departing friends and relatives from train windows. Notice boards written in Urdu language at the railroad platform. A soldier talks to women sitting in one of the wagons from train windows.. Train engine at the platform. A crewman stands on its gate. Refugees wave hands and bid goodbye to their friends and relatives. Pull cars of the train move ahead. Cargo cars at the end of train. Four Army cameramen pose before the camera after the train passes on.
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The Exile. The post-war Polish migration

Post-war Polish migration to the UK Polish Diaspora around the World comes to roughly 15 - 20 million people, making it one of the largest in the World. There are various reasons for this: from border shifts, through forced resettlement, to political or economic emigration. The history of Polish migration to the UK has a long standing tradition, reaching as far back as the Middle Ages. However little is known of this, not only amongst British society, but also among the Poles. The history of Polish migration, from the 20th century in particular, needs to be retold. It has been passed over in silence, due to political reasons associated with the communist regime, and the Cold War. Our aim is to retrieve the knowledge about this heritage and to present it to the general public. The project presents the new Polish community within the UK and places it in the context of existing Polish Diaspora, who arrived here after the Second World War and during the communism regime. Even though these two generations of Poles come from the same country, their different histories and cultural backgrounds has caused some notable tensions between them. Our project aims to bring different generations of Poles in the UK together.Post-war Polish migration to the UK Polish Diaspora around the World comes to roughly 15 - 20 million people, making it one of the largest in the World. There are various reasons for this: from border shifts, through forced resettlement, to political or economic emigration. The history of Polish migration to the UK has a long standing tradition, reaching as far back as the Middle Ages. However little is known of this, not only amongst British society, but also among the Poles. The history of Polish migration, from the 20th century in particular, needs to be retold. It has been passed over in silence, due to political reasons associated with the communist regime, and the Cold War. Our aim is to retrieve the knowledge about this heritage and to present it to the general public. The project presents the new Polish community within the UK and places it in the context of existing Polish Diaspora, who arrived here after the Second World War and during the communism regime. Even though these two generations of Poles come from the same country, their different histories and cultural backgrounds has caused some notable tensions between them. Our project aims to bring different generations of Poles in the UK together.

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