from Matty Brown / Added

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    Please Use Headphones for best sound experience. :) Poland is a country with a very brutal past, even so recent at just 70 years ago. The holocaust is something I have thought about often as a child, especially as a 3-year-old with a vivid imagination and my father sitting me in front of the television to watch Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' film. I have always wanted to visit the German Nazi concentration camps and let the seriousness and power of it envelop me, humble me, and change me. It was one of the most chilling moments of my life, also because of how peaceful and beautiful the camps were. Spring flowers blooming bright and birds playfully jumping over the brick rubble. The calm breeze definitely added to its eeriness. Poland has this tension that is slowly healing itself as time goes by and newer generations emerge, but you cannot look in any direction without the constant reminder of the past whether it is the remnants of the ghetto wall, or the cautious faces of the elderly. This piece was supposed to be about Auschwitz, but in making the video the surprise was how vibrant, tough, and full of life the Polish people are. I was as emotionally impacted with these new wonderful friends and sensory overload of the gorgeous present-day country as I was with sympathy and sadness at the camps. Even though they are very tough souls, I started to admire them and their country. I chose to not only observe present-day Auschwitz, but also present-day Poland, document both, and show them as I felt them...knowing the strength of these people who looked forward and fought tooth and nail so the new generations could live these beautiful lives today inspires me so much. This is my tribute to Poland, its people, and the ones who perished in World War II. ****The title 'Bipoland' is meant to describe the two feelings of the past and present while I was there. On one hand, there is a heaviness that still lingers from WWII, but on the other hand things are as bright and exciting as any other flourishing country. Over 600,000 views on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ6XD1-26w0 Thank you everyone! Music by the amazing Philip Glass "Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: Movement II" Performed by Dennis Russel Davies (amazon.com/Tirol-Concerto-Piano-Orchestra-movement/dp/B000UVC5L6) Captured and Editing by Matty Brown Shot on the handheld Canon 7D Edited with Sony Vegas Dialogue by Gerda Weissmann Klein and Winston Churchill kleinfoundation.org/ HUGE special thank you to Gonçalo De Almeida Costa and all the awesome people who befriended and helped us while in Poland. Thank you also to Keith Rivers, Nathan Miller, Steven Weinberg, and Ian Todd for your input on this touchy subject and giving me confidence, hehe. Much appreciated guys. GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN SPEECH: Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind's eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom. WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH: Poland has again been overrun by two of the great powers which held her in bondage for a 150 years, but were unable to quench the spirit of the Polish nation. The heroic defense of Warsaw shows that the soul of Poland is indestructible, and that she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.

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    • VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945


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      Visit www.discoveringhawaii.com for color stills from this amazing day, and other Hawaii-related films. I have over one hour of beautiful Kodachome 16mm movie footage filmed by my Dad on VJ Day and the three weeks following, which was always intended to be expanded into a documentary, "The Day World War II Ended."

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      • Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered


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        The Rescued Film Project discovers and processes 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago. Filmed By: Tucker Debevec Audio Engineer: Eric Bower Original Music: Mark Doubleday Second Camera: Eric Bower Edited by: Levi Bettwieser

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        • Sprengung der Fliegerbombe / Schwabing, München / 28.8.2012


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          Sprengung der Fliegerbombe am 28. August 2012 um 21:54 Uhr in Schwabing, München Detonation of the aerial bomb on the 28th of August 2012 at 21:54 in Schwabing, Munich Entfernung/Distance ca. 300m CC-BY 3.0 Simon Aschenbrenner Mehr Informationen: http://sz.de/1.1451909 More information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19400974 Artikel über das Video / Interview: http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.fliegerbombe-in-schwabing-bomben-video-das-ist-der-explosions-filmer.5917d356-ca63-4b8d-b0e3-b05240b507f6.html

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          • Lessons from a Tailor. Directed by Galen Summer


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            77.2K Plays / / 88 Comments

            Directed by Galen Summer. Cinematography by Ed David. http://www.galensummer.com http://www.kittyguerrilla.com Old school at this point - Sony EX1 with Letus 35mm adapter. Before the DSLRs existed. The olden days. The original disruptor.

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            • WWII- Special Effects Semester Project


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              I made this video for my final project in Chase Mitchell's special effects and compositing class at Utah Valley University . It was shot on 0 budget. We had 2 authentic M1 Garands and one German Luger and some airsoft guns. Any questions? Let me know! Credits: Directed, Edited, Produced, Filmed, Written, and Composited by Chris Newman German #1- Lance Shipley German #2- Greg Johnson German #3- Brad Jasperson American #1-Doug Burke American #2 -Jonathan Newman American #3- Brad Jasperson American #4- Kevin Layne Boom Operator- Shelly Jasperson Gaffer- Klarissa Newman Green Screen Holder #1 Josh Newman Green Screen Holder #2 Paul Lebaron Special Thanks to Bryant Riddle for use of his property Boom Mic Supplied by Action West Video Uniforms and Weapons supplied by G. Mitchell Johnson, Kevin Lane, and Hobbytron.com

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              • Young Galaxy - Sleepwalk With Me


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                This animated music video is inspired by a heartfelt story of a relationship between two soldiers during the Second World War, called "Letter to a G.I.", first published in 1953 and republished in September 1961 by "ONE Magazine" in the USA. In the letter, one of the soldiers - Brian Keith - describes warmly the best moments that him and Dave (his partner) shared during the North African Campaign of 1943, when they first met. Unfortunately the story ends with a sad farewell to Dave, as he did not make it back home. Thanks you Young Galaxy for the awesome music! www.fabriciolima.tv www.younggalaxy.com www.paperbagrecords.com

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                • The Love Box


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                  During WWII my grandpa sent a package to my grandma from Japan in a little wooden box. Later, my uncle filled the box with his childhood treasures. Today, the box is filled with tokens of love, representing John and Helen's 68 years of marriage and the family they created. Sound mix by Jacob Blumberg Title design by Cameron Christopher Music by Chris Zabriskie: https://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/59546/that-kid-in-fourth-grade-who-really-liked-the-denver-broncos-by-chris-zabriskie

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                  • The Bridge - Samantha


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                    The Bridge Dailies for January 7, 2010. Shot with Canon 5D & 7D. For more information about "The Bridge", please visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/marlontorres-thebridge

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                    • Jump School: BeSteady Shots


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                      7,720 Plays / / 46 Comments

                      Jump School is a WWII short film following a team of paratroopers preparing for their final mission together. Over the course of the 5 day shoot, the BeSteady One was used for several moving shots, rigged with our B cam, a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. This video contains the best takes from those shots. For speed, the same lens was used throughout - the Panasonic 14mm f2.5. With the BMPCC's 3x crop factor, this gives a field of view equivalent to 42mm on full frame. The BeSteady gave us more creative options with shooting, with the freedom to try different shots easily without the requirement for complex setups. More info at http://besteady.pro 'Jump School' is currently being edited, aiming at a May release date. TorFilm is a community filmmaking initiative based in Torfaen, South Wales. Head over to http://torfilm.co.uk for updates or, if you're based nearby, to get involved in future projects!

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