A deeply personal documentary by Katia Forbert Petersen about her father, the Polish Jewish war photographer and producer Wladyslav Forbert. It reveals how the language of the cinema has matured and developed through several generations in the same family as Wladyslav's footage carries us back to momentous events in European history. He has experienced the persecution of the Jews during the Inter-war period, lived through the horror of the Second World War and was in Berlin and the Nürnberg Process at the Liberation. Later he was in Vietnam, where he filmed Joris Ivens. Also he filmed Eisenhower, Edward Kennedy, Jens Otto Krag and Ho Chi Minh. In 1969 new persecutions of the Jews began and Wladyslaw and his family were forced to leave Poland. Wladyslav is now 85 years old and lives in Denmark; his footage is still being broadcast by TV stations all over the world. Part of You Have to be Round to Live in a Globe.
Directed by: Katia Forbert Petersen
Broadcast on TV2
Duration: 58 min.
Distribution: The Danish Film Institute, Sfinx Film/TV ApS, Danish libraries
Watch the film for free at: www.f ilmstriben.dk (in Denmark)