Workers '71 - Kieślowski

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confusionboats
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Jan 14 2015 23:29
Workers '71 - Kieślowski

Was wondering if anyone knew where I could find this film (with English subtitles), I'd really like to watch it.

augustynww
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Jan 15 2015 08:15

I doubt there are English subtitles at all. In Polish:
http://www.cda.pl/video/10557287/1971-Robotnicy-1971-Nic-o-nas-bez-nas

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Jan 16 2015 01:21

eh, I suspected as such. I might watch it anyways, its not too long..
thanks. / do you know if its the unedited version?

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Jan 16 2015 07:50

I think it's uncensored. Censored version was under the title "Gospodarze" "Masters". in 1972 they wouldn't show such fragments like this one which starts about 00:03:00 when a woman complain on mass meeting that communist party members threatened her for "talking too much" (she was complaining about very low wages, that workers can't sustain themselves, poor conditions etc). It's clear workers aren't afraid so much anymore - the film was made after 1970 protests.

There are good moments like this mass meeting of workers or later (about 00:17:00) when members of workplace council say the council is useless because workers are ignored, the party rule everything and only workers' bottom-up planning can change something.

Also sharp contrast between workers' meetings and party meetings (party conference starts at 00:18:10) is obvious. Two different worlds.